European Recovered Paper Council


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the deadline for submitting entries?
    The deadline is Monday 3 July, 2017.
  • How are the entries judged?
    Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • Relevance and originality
    • Achievements
    • Possibility to reproduce the project
    • Cost effectiveness
  • May I submit supporting materials?
    Yes, supporting materials can be submitted by uploading them together with your online application form. Alternatively, you can send material to
  • Is there a fee to submit an entry?
    No, there is no fee to enter the European Paper Recycling Awards.
  • How many awards are distributed?
    The ERPC will give one award for each of the following categories:
    • Information and Education
    • Innovative technologies and R&D
  • Are foreign-based recycling programs eligible to win the Paper Recycling¬†Awards?
    No, only European-based business, community, and school recycling programs are eligible for the European Recycling Awards.
  • When will the award winners be announced?
    Award winners will be announced in September on the EPRC website. Winners and runners-up will also be featured on the and the websites.
  • Should projects be completed before entering the award?
    Projects applying may be ongoing or completed, but they must not have started before January 2015.