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Very little paper is recycled in Spain

Myth: Very little paper is recycled in Spain

Fact:

We collect more than 70% of the paper and cardboard we consume for recycling
The Spanish paper industry is the second largest recycler in Europe

In 2014 Spain collected 4,4 million tonnes of paper for recycling.

We recover more than 70% of the paper we consume. ASPAPEL, Statistical Report 2014

The growth of paper recovery:

1990 - 1,7 million tonnes
2000 - 3,3 million tonnes
2014 - 4,4 million tonnes. Facts: ASPAPEL

The Spanish paper industry is the European leader in recycling: for every 10 kilos of paper
manufactured in Spain, 8.4 kilos of used paper are used as raw material. Its factories recycle 5.1 million
tonnes of used paper per annum, which makes us the second larger recycler in Europe, just behind
Germany. Facts: ASPAPEL, CEPI

The Spanish paper industry guarantees recycling of all the used paper collected in Spain.
 

 
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