The paper value chain reached a 71.4% recycling rate in 2021

A new report shows the progress made by the European paper value chain towards recycling objectives, which are some of the most ambitious in the world. It also highlights the activities which have allowed for it to stay on track.

By committing earlier this year to recycle 76% of all paper consumed by 2030, the European paper value chain renewed its pledge to contribute to the EU’s transformation towards a new model of circular economy. The 2021 Monitoring Report, released today, marks the first report monitoring the paper value chain’s recycling commitment under the new European Declaration on Paper Recycling 2021-2030. The report will be later published on a yearly basis to monitor progress towards this new commitment.