CEPI advises all organisations and individuals involved in trade with paper and board for recycling, to prepare for the introduction of the updated standard. Many multinational companies are already implementing the new EN643 standard into their IT-systems, such as SAP.

The new text includes several major improvements, including a grade-specific tolerance level for non-paper component and more detailed descriptions per grade.

While the national standardisation bodies in Europe are preparing for the official launch of the updated EN643 early 2014, CEPI already issued a guidance describing the changes. The guidance was first launched at European Paper Week in English, but will soon be available in German, French, Spanish and Polish. Other languages may follow.

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