Get the facts: Paper and board recycling in 2018 - Overview of world statistics
Discover the key findings of a new statistical analysis of paper and board recycling developed by BIR on behalf of its Paper Division for the benefit of its members, the paper sector as a whole, political decision makers, the international press and the wider public.
In a bid to identify the key global recovered fibre trends, BIR received support from the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) in drawing together and assimilating data from a number of authoritative sources - including RISI and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), as well as from divisional information stores.
Did you know?
- More than 250 million tonnes of recovered fibre was produced worldwide in 2018.
- Asia accounted for some 43% of world recovered fibre production, Europe approaching 27% and North America nearer 21%.
- In 2018, Asia remained the main outlet for US and European exports.
- More than half of all paper and board produced globally had a recycled content.
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