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Source: Federal Ministry for the environment nature conservation building and Reaktorsicherheit102 cities, 36 counties, and 45 universities have participated in the recycled paper-competition in 2019, the Initiative Pro recycling paper (IPR). It is Oldenburg, the district of Höxter and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany won.

The Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze recognizes the exemplary use of recycled paper with the Blue angel

Oldenburg prevailed over Bottrop, Hameln and Münster in this year’s competition for the “recycling-paper-friendly city”. The city of Bonn received a special award as a multiple winner. In the municipalities, the award goes to the district Höxter, in front of the district Ahrweiler and the district Schweinfurt. The University Competition Kaiserslautern wins the university competition 2019, followed by the FernUniversität Hagen and the University of Hohenheim. 102 cities, 36 counties and 45 colleges have participated in the “12. Paper Atlas Competition “of the Initiative Pro Recycled Paper (IPR) participated. The winners were honored today in Berlin by Federal Environment Minister and patron Svenja Schulze. “The paper atlas competition motivates cities, municipalities and universities to switch to recycled paper with the Blue Angel. For recycled paper with the Blue Angel, no tree has to be felled, no rainforest burned down for new eucalyptus plantations and no animal expelled from its natural habitat. The best solution is paper saving. But where paper is needed, Blue Angel recycled paper is clearly the greenest choice. “The paper atlas was launched by the Pro Recycled Paper (IPR) initiative. Founded in 2000, the IPR consists of 25 companies and promotes the use of recycled paper with the Blue Angel in business, public authorities, local authorities, universities and schools. The IPR receives support from the Federal Environment Ministry, the German Cities Association, the German Association of Cities and Towns, the German County Association, the German University Association and the Federal Environment Agency. An overview of the results of the winners and all other participants is available online.

Background: The blue angel for recycled paper recycled paper is now almost as white as the fresh-fibre paper, and is suitable for virtually any application, whether for the printer, the copier, or as writing paper. The blue angel sets in addition, the usability of the paper (DIN EN 12281), as well as the ageing resistance (DIN 6738, LDK 24-85). These DIN standards to ensure that recycling paper with the Blue angel flawless in printing and copying devices, and without loss of quality can be archived. The blue angel is the environmental label of the German Federal government since 1978, guarantees that the paper fibers are obtained 100% from recycled paper. This protects the forests, because there is not a single new tree has to be felled. Valuable habitat for animals and plants is preserved. Also in terms of environmental performance is 100 percent recycled paper advantage: Its production saves approximately 70 percent water and 60 percent less energy compared to virgin fibre paper. The blue angel also guarantees that the paper be added during production no harmful chemicals or optical brighteners added.

22.10.2019 | press release no 184/19 | products and consumer

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