REPACAR, Spanish Association of recovery of paper and cardboard waste of paper and paperboard recovery activity ensures that all material that is collected is then used to manufacture new paper. In this way, waste managers dedicated to the recovery of paper and cardboard, contribute to closing the cycle of the role, by ensuring the availability of this resource, and generating tremendous environmental benefits both in the production process as in the volume of waste that no longer have the landfill as a final destination. (Source: PCRM). The recovery of paper in the industry, dependent on the Reclaimers private channel, presents a high efficiency, above 90%; We can say, therefore, that, technically, recovers and recycles all paper and cardboard generated by the industry. On the contrary, municipal channel, although its performance increases year after year, presents still a remarkable potential for improvement. The demand for a commodity such as recovered paper, stimulates the recovery thereof, resulting not only in benefits environmental society, but in social benefits to the whole community, creating lasting jobs, more than 5,000 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect. Spanish industries of the sector’s recovery, provided in 2010 more than 80% of the paper recovered in Spain Spanish manufacturers, who used it as a raw material to produce paper and cardboard again.
The Asian market was the recipient of the 12.8% of paper and paperboard production recovered in Spain, contributing to the survival of the sector in some difficult moments. Export to China market, is a natural, given flow arriving cardboard packaging protecting the consumer goods that we import from China to Europe. Such packing, again needed in the origin, in China; Hence demand that this market has in the West. Due to the high consumption of the Asian market, it is logical to think that she regardless of this raw material to meet your needs. Containers transporting paper and cardboard recovered to China, are containers of return, that have to go back to China, empty or filled; Therefore, there is a real negative environmental effect derived from these logistical flows. Recovery of paper and cardboard sector considers the Spanish paper industry as its main customer, betting on its development, and understanding that the future of both sectors in the recycling society, this closely linked through common objectives that ensure the growth of these sectors and their sustainable economic development, in a global environment. For more informacion:reciclaje Dolaf, S.L.Tel.: 917474765E-mail:: original author and source of the article.