FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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This FAO survey on “Recovered Paper Data, 2003” follows
the same format as the 2001 edition. It
was produced, in cooperation with the Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI) which
supplied the necessary data relevant to its member countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain,
Sweden, the United Kingdom) and its associate members (Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway,
Slovak Republic, Switzerland). FAO collected data for the other countries.
The survey presents data on recovery, trade and utilization of recovered paper. Historical data for
the period 2003 is presented and only a few (twelve countries) provided projections of recovery
and use of recovered paper for the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. The ratios used to analyse
the data are those recommended by the Sub-group on Waste Paper Terminology and are defined
later in this document.
Appendix 1 contains the questionnaire which FAO sent to 46 countries.
In addition to the 20 countries covered by CEPI, the following 15 countries answered the
questionnaires: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Latvia,
Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, United States of America. All together
these 35 countries represent over 75 percent of the world paper and paperboard production and
the data presented can be considered representative of the recovery, use and trade of recovered
paper in the world.
For inquiries on these data please contact FAO Forestry Department, Forest Products and
Economics Division. Mailing address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy,
telephone: +39 06 5705 3221, fax: +39 06 5705 5137, e-mail: Felice.Padovani@fao.org .