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press release | 19 May.2017

Circular Economy: three leading industries renew call for a single measure of ‘real’ recycling rates

Member States today agreed their negotiating mandate on Circular Economy waste proposals,...

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press release | 18 May.2017

CEOs of the Global Paper and Forest Industry discuss future direction of industry

SÃO PAULO – The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) eighth biennial...

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position paper | 02 May.2017

“No trade-off on Fairness”: Recommendations from the Alliance for a fair ETS

The Parliament, the Council and the Commission enter now the trilogue negotiations that will

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publications | 18 May.2017

Framework for Carbon Footprints for paper and board products

In 2007, CEPI was one of the first to propose a common framework, enabling companies to undertake carbon footprints for paper and board products, as there was no standardised approach for their development at that time. Since then, three major internationally-recognised product-related carbon footprint protocols and frameworks have been published, namely:
− The “Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication” technical specification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TS 14067:2013);
− The Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (Product Standard) from the World Resource Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) GHG Protocol published in 2011;
− The European Commission Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Category Rules (PEFCR) for Intermediate Paper Products (Final Draft PEFCR for stakeholder consultation, May 2016);1
A revision of this common framework has now been undertaken to update the methods in order to be more aligned with the methods proposed in these guidance documents.

Buyers are more and more asking for the “carbon footprint” associated with the supply chain for the manufacture, distribution and disposal of products provided to them. Customers are asking for “carbon footprints” for different reasons:
− to meet public concerns
− to increase their own available information
− to improve their image and reputation
− to position against competition
− to compare different products
− to reduce the climate effect of their own activities.

The common framework aims to bring forward the attributes of our products and show the way to obtain the most useful information possible.
 

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publications | 12 May.2017

European Declaration on Paper Recycling 2016-2020

The European paper recycling value chain has already made significant strides on the paper recycling rate in the EU having reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015. The industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of 74% by 2020 building on the progress achieved since 2000 by preceding European Declarations on Paper Recycling.

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