Italy hits EU paper-recycling target 15 years early

Unirima reports that 87.3% was recycled in 2020

19 October, 13:50

    ROME - Italy has hit the target set by the European Union for paper and cardboard recycling 15 years early, the association representing Italian firms in this sector, Unirima, said on Tuesday.
    In its 2021 report compiled with the Althesys business consulting agency, Unirima said that Italy recycled 87.3% of its paper and cardboard in 2020, already ahead of the 85% target set by the EU for 2035.
    It said 600 facilities in Italy processed 6.8 million tonnes of waste paper last year, increasing the output of raw materials for paper production by 3.2% and meeting market demand.

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