Why and how should I sort my waste paper?

Sorting your waste is a responsible green initiative that has a significant impact:

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The environment

By depositing your paper (and all your other packaging) in the recycling bins, you ensure it will not be incinerated or sent to landfill with the household waste. You are playing an essential role in the circular economy and helping to give your waste a new life.

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Natural resources

To make our paper and containerboard, our mill needs 1 million tonnes of waste paper and old corrugated material!

Recycling saves thousands of litres of water, reduces the energy consumption required to make paper (compared to wood fibre pulp) and reduces greenhouse gas emissions!

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The local economy

You help to ensure that recycling industries like us have the supplies they need for their production.

Moreover, you also helps to preserve the 360 direct jobs and 1,500 to 2,000 indirect jobs that our activity generates.


Recycling 450,000 tonnes of recovered paper makes it possible to:

Manufacture 330,000 tonnes of newsprint

Sustain 360 direct jobs and 1,500 to 2,000 indirect jobs

Save 250,000 dry tonnes of wood (thinning logs, sawmill by-products)

How should I sort my paper and corrugated material?

Separate out your waste every day and put them in the recycling bins according to your local recycling rules.

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What we can recycle to produce newsprint

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Ads ans leaflets
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Books without covers

They can all be recycled, so don’t throw them away with your household waste.

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What we can’t recycle

  • Wallpaper
  • Paper towels
  • Nnappies
  • Used tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Paper tablecloths and napkins
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Recycling tips

To increase the recyclability of your sorted waste, remember to:

  • Remove any metal or plastic items (staples, samples, etc.). These are not the same materials, and are not recycled in the same way

  • Take paper out of the plastic sleeves before recycling

  • Do not put paper inside cardboard boxes, as this makes it harder to identify when sorting

  • Separate covers from books