PTS study confirms recyclability of coated board and packaging in recovered paper stream

26 Nov 2020 − 

Folding cartons from the recovered paper waste stream are recyclable, confirms a recent study conducted by Germany’s Paper Technology Foundation (PTS) on behalf of the association of German folding carton producers (FFI).

With this study, the industry association was reacting to the increasing needs for packaging recyclability of the branded goods industry and retailers following the implementation of Germany’s new Packaging Act. At the same time, FFI was also responding to the repeated criticism from various institutions and players regarding the recyclability of folding cartons. They criticise that cartonboard packaging coated with plastic cannot be recycled or only recycled to a limited extent. "This was very clearly disproven with this study," said Andreas Helbig, who has been FFI board chairman since 2019.

This is an excerpt from an article published in EUWID Packaging Markets 24/2020.
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