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press release | 04 Feb.2019

PRESS RELEASE: Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy to reach United Nations and...

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press release | 14 Nov.2018

New guidelines on cascading use fail to meet expectations of EU’s new Bioeconomy Strategy

Today’s publication of the non-binding guidelines on the cascading use of wood fails to live up...

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position paper | 14 Jan.2019

A joint call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

 
Acknowledging the report from the European Commission on progress in the implementation

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position paper | 09 Oct.2018

European paper industry position on separate collection

Clarifications on CEPI’s position on the separate collection of paper and board from residual

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publications | 01 Feb.2019

Preliminary Statistics 2018

Paper and board production stable and market pulp production up in 2018 compared to 2017

CEPI member countries’ paper and board production was stable in 2018, compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures. Total production in 2018 reached 92.2 million tonnes. 2018 saw new capacities coming on stream but also closures. Combined with the upgrade of existing machines, this translated in a net capacity increase of 1.3 million tonnes.

The production stability observed in Europe contrasts with the reduced global paper and board production 0.6% in 2018 compared to 2017, to 417 million tonnes according to very first estimates. This reduction was mainly driven by China, whose production decreased by close to 4%. Paper and board production in Japan, South Korea and the United States has also declined, whilst production in Canada, Russia and several emerging countries (India, Indonesia and Mexico, for instance) increased.

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publications | 24 Aug.2018

REDII infographic: pulp & paper production vs burning wood for bioenergy

Pulp & paper production in the industry could create 9.5 times more added value and more than 6 times more jobs than burning wood for bioenergy only. CEPI's new infographic demonstrates how much we benefit from producing pulp & paper (whether industry or value chain) instead of burning wood for bioenergy only (whether production or value chain).

For more information about the infographic, please contact Ulrich Leberle, CEPI's Raw Materials Director at u.leberle@cepi.org.

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