It is a very delicate moment for paper and cardboard.
The increase in the market values of the raw material damages the reference supply chain and consequently, its revenues.
Italy’s National Packaging Consortium therefore approved a further reduction of the Environmental Contribution for Paper (CaC), starting from January 1, 2022.
It is the second decrease in the past year and a half.
As of July 1, 2021, the contribution had already been halved, from EUR 55 / ton to EUR 25 / ton.
From January 1, 2022 CONAI has reached 10 EUR / ton, trying to concretely support companies that use paper and cardboard packaging.
The companies in the supply chain, still recovering from the pandemic, in fact need to sip the economic savings, keeping the focus on the issue of recycling and environmental pollution.
The CAC has absolutely no influence on the operations of collection of materials: Comieco has in fact guaranteed an unchanged attention throughout the territory, through the same checks and activities.
On the other hand, Italy is one of the countries closest to the theme of the circular economy: 60% of the paper production in the so-called Belpaese takes place starting from recovered fibers.
The latest achievements then, further demonstrate its strong focus on sustainability.
Considerably exceeding the target imposed by the EU 15 years ahead of schedule, Italy deserves unanimous recognition for the commitment shown.
The last few years have certainly not been the easiest: the pandemic has put a strain on businesses around the world, requiring an immediate and profitable reorganization of work.
Despite this, sustainability continues to play a fundamental role for our sector.
Recycling is a basic goal, which we have a duty to pursue with dedication.