They will identify projects, initiatives and campaigns that contribute to Europe’s sustainability through activities supporting paper recycling. Winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony taking place at the European Parliament on 18 October.
There are two categories for the awards: Information and Education, and Innovative Technologies and R&D. Eligible projects, initiatives or campaigns will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance and originality, achievements, possibility to reproduce the project and cost effectiveness. The winning entries will gain European-wide recognition as well as press coverage and increased visibility.
An independent jury will judge the entries in each category, with representatives from the European institutions as well as civil organisations and NGOs. The initiatives may be ongoing or completed, but they must not have started before January 2015. All entries must be submitted by Monday 3 July 2017 before midday Brussels time.
Check the page on past awards to see examples of previous winners.
The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) was set up for the launch of the First European Declaration on Paper Recovery in November 2000 with the aim to monitor the progress made towards meeting the recycling targets set out in the European Declaration. The following tasks were given to the ERPC:
- to coordinate the commitments of all ...