Collecting waste paper for recycling last year reported record numbers in 2005 Spain, according to ASPAPEL (Spanish Association of Manufacturers of pulp, paper and paperboard). For the first time in volume exceeded the barrier of 4 million tons are collected and recycled 4,322,600 tons of waste paper. Also in relative terms was a record: they recover and recycle 59 percent of paper consumed. These data correspond to the collective effort being made by citizens, governments and even the paper industry.
The 4.3 million tonnes of waste paper recovered for recycling will save surface landfill equivalent to more than 40 large football stadiums like the Bernabeu and the Nou Camp until filled up.
collection volume rose 10 percent over the previous year, which also had a significant growth (8 percent). The accumulated growth in the recovery of paper in the last ten years is already 103 per cent from 2.1 million tons in 1996 to the current 4.3 million tons.
In relative terms the Growth has also been important. If 1996 was recovered for recycling 41 percent of the paper was consumed, the rate in 2005 reached 59 percent, four points more than the previous year.
These figures put us practically record the EU average (60 percent) and closer to the countries where the recovery has more tradition such as Germany (74 percent) and Norway (72 percent).
The paper industry Spanish, European leader in recycling
The Spanish paper industry is a leader in recycling in the European Union. For every ten pounds of paper that is manufactured in Spain are used as raw material 8 kilograms of waste paper.
Program promoting recycling industry councils The
industry has committed to recycle all paper that is recovered in Spain and is developing an ambitious project to promote the collection of waste paper Your role is important, and collaborate with the thirty municipalities in Spain.
The Association of Municipalities of the Pamplona, Lleida, Mancomunidad San Marcos (San Sebastian), Reus, Oviedo, Fuenlabrada, Granada and Ciudad Real have already obtained certification Your paper 21, which guarantees the correct management of the collection paper and cardboard in their municipalities.
and other municipalities as Leganés, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Tres Cantos, Torrejón de Ardoz, Parla, Getafe, Córdoba, Málaga, Commonwealth of the Costa del Sol, Jaén, Huelva, Cadiz, Lugo, Orense, Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Valladolid, Badalona and Santa Coloma de Gramenet are launching the program.
Your role is important is a project promoted by ASPAPEL to contribute to sustainable development with continuous improvement in the recovery of paper and board, enhancing the collection of the blue containers and developing ways complementary. As part of your role is important, is developing the program of technical advice Your paper 21 in order to promote the selective collection of paper and cardboard.