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Italy Achieves EU Paper Recycling Target 15 Years Early

Italy’s race on the circular economy continues. And it is getting better and better, so much so that the country is 15 years ahead of the European paper recycling targets.

October 27, 2021

Paper Recycling
Paper Recycling

Italy has hit the target set by the European Union for paper and cardboard recycling 15 years early, as confirmed by Unirima — the association representing Italian firms in this sector.

As reported in a leading daily — in its 2021 report compiled with the Althesys business consulting agency, Unirima said that Italy recycled 87.3 percent of its paper and cardboard in 2020, already ahead of the 85 percent 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 percent and meet market demand.