The paper industry has been a driving force in achieving that rate. Since 2000, the European paper value chain has been committed to the two-fold aim of increasing recycling and joining efforts to remove obstacles hampering paper recycling in Europe. As a result, the recycling rate has moved from 50% in 1998 to 72% in 2015. This is a remarkable progress considering the changing consumption patterns, . rapid decrease ub graphic (writing and printing) paper consumption and increased consumption of packaging and sanitary paper. The paper fibre loop offers the current EU-level discussions on the Circular Economy a clear and workable model to be followed. Paper recycling is an industry "Made in Europe". It prolongs value chains and creates green European jobs based on a renewable source.
Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the Foundation created a $5,000 national scholarship open to individuals seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass, and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers as a readily available feedstock. To begin to understand the challenges, ask yourself a few questions: How would you separate paper from glass? How about aluminum from copper, or lead, or iron and steel? It is perhaps easy to do this at the level of a few hundred pounds, but every year the industry must process in excess of 200 billion pounds of material. The challenges of recycling at this scale have given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.
The CPScreen automatically separates small fibers from containers, and 2D from 3D material, easily and efficiently. Small screen openings decrease loss of fiber to container line, recovering even the smallest pieces of fiber. CP’s long-lasting rubber cam-style discs are specially engineered to have consistent spacing at all points at all times to make discs highly resistant to both jamming and wrapping. Cam discs also have low amplitude that avoids aggressive separation to keep fiber clean of small containers and other contaminates. CP’s screens ensure that material is sized properly for the most efficient sort possible.