Demand Up, Recycling Rates Down: What’s the Outlook for Fibre and Paper Packaging?

Cast your mind back to 2017/18, when China stopped taking mixed recycling waste from Europe. We feared the result would be mountains of unprocessed material, leading to a shortage of paper fibre to use in packaging.

Fast forward a couple of years, and we certainly have a fibre shortage. But this time, we can’t put the blame on the People’s Republic. This time the problem is much closer to home…

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