Many of our paper products contain a high proportion of recovered paper. At most of our newsprint mills paper is made entirely from recycled fibre: At UPM Chapelle, UPM Hürth, UPM Schwedt and UPM Shotton.
This saves raw material both during production and at the end of the lifecycle: instead of generating waste, the paper is reused as a valuable raw material. Fibre can be recycled up to six times, after which it can be used to generate renewable bioenergy.
UPM was the first company to receive the EU Ecolabel for newsprint. To meet the 2012-approved criteria, the paper must contain at least 70% recovered fibre. Recycled fibre represents one third of all fibre raw material used in UPM’s paper production.