The waste paper crisis

An analysis of the difficult economic situation that wastepaper market is going through, with Luigi Isola CEO of Isola Spa company, the reference point for the Italian market in the trading of recycle paper for the paper industry.

Value of recycled paper and cardboard fell by 41% between January and August 2019: a trend started in 2017 with the block of imports sanctioned by China.In the first 8 months of 2019, the value of waste paper decreased by 41% and puts at risk the sustainability of one of the key sectors of the circular economy in Italy.