European Recovered Paper Council



Launch of the Recovered Paper Identification System

CEPI is proud to launch the European Recovered Paper Identification System at The site allows recovered paper suppliers to register for a unique supplier code that will then be added on to their recovered paper bales. This system will facilitate the identification of the supplier for bales in Europe in case of questions or problems.


For many years, the European Paper Industry has had the goal of establishing identification for the recovered paper purchased, received, stored and consumed in paper mills. The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is launching this first Recovered Paper Identification System to reach this goal. The system is agreed to by the European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA) and the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD). Ensuring quality raw material for production “This is a major step forward for our industry as it will improve the traceability of recovered paper supply and ensure that the right raw materials are used to produce high quality finished products,” said Jori Ringman, Recycling and Product Director at CEPI. He added: “This system moves away from the bilateral agreements, varying from one company and one country to another, that have been used by suppliers in the past and replaces them with a unified code which will be used across Europe and globally, which will ensure that the supplier and grade of every bale is clearly identified and recorded.” The recovered paper sector associations now recommend recovered paper suppliers to register and use their unique supplier code and certificate to mark their shipments. Traceability for authorities Public authorities will be able to request access to the supplier codes to be able to trace the origin of recovered paper bales when necessary. This Recovered Paper Identification System is a further contribution of the recovered paper sector to the current and expected legal requirements as well as to the European Commission’s aim of making the EU a recycling society. For more information, please contact Jori Ringman, CEPI Recycling and Product Director at +32 2 627 49 19, +32 478 255070 (gsm),

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