The Confederation of Paper Industries have been pleased to announce the release of their Review 2012-13. The review reflects on what was a challenging yet successful year in 2012, and also looks forward to what lies ahead for the UK’s Paper-based Industries in 2013 and beyond.
The Review outlines the extensive activity of CPI in 2012 as it continued its efforts in tackling one of the biggest issues facing the Industry – climate change and the measures introduced by EU and UK Governments to meet carbon targets.
The new Climate Change Agreement comes into force this year and CPI successfully negotiated the Industry’s energy improvement target down from 14 per cent to 7 per cent – a reduction worth just over £6m in compliance cost savings.
The report also covers other areas where the CPI were involved in key energy and environment issues, including, lobbying against the development of large-scale energy only biomass plants; protecting the Industry’s ‘at risk of carbon leakage’ status; the Pulp and Paper Sector BREF; revisions of the water abstraction regulations, and lobbying on the Carbon Reduction Commitment were just some of the key issues.
Detailed data and a wealth of market statistics are also available within the review and include UK Paper and Board consumption, UK Paper and Board production, paper and board woodpulp usage, recovered paper collection, recovered Paper exports, production of Corrugated boxes and parent reel production