Paper round trip on the Seine <

Monday 02 Jun 2014 / Gerelateerde tags: Environment Green Recycling Circular economy 

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With its 5 million inhabitants, Paris generates a huge amount of paper waste fit for recycling.

750 tonnes of waste paper bales are shipped every week to Rouen where UPM operates a 100% recycled fiber newsprint production plant.  UPM then ships the same amount of newsprint paper rolls back to Paris via the Seine river with inland vessels for delivery  to printing houses. Chances are the newspaper you read when sipping your morning coffee in Paris has travelled on the river!

The environmental benefits of the journey by water include 4,500 truckloads less on the highway and 40% reduction of CO2 emissions in comparison to the journey by road.

 

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