Standards

NAPM Recycled

NAPM Recycled

Governing Organization

National Association of Paper Merchants

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Auditing / Certification Body

National Association of Paper Merchants

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Forest Products

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management

Description

Paper and board qualities seeking to be certified with one of the NAPM Recycled Paper Marks must be manufactured from a minimum of 50%, 75% or 100% genuine paper and board waste fibre, no part of which should contain mill produced waste.  The NAPM defines genuine recovered fibre in the following terms: 1. Converters Waste: waste that has left the mill and is waste from a cutting or slitting operation  2. Printers waste: printed or unprinted - waste collected from a printing operation and may be either trimmings (guillotine waste), overs, rejects or any other similar waste received direct from a printer.  3. Domestic/Office waste: waste collected from either of these places - it may be printed or unprinted. 4. Newsstand Returns 5. Other - for example industrial waste, agricultural waste etc Any combination of the above can go towards the 50%, 75% or 100% genuine recovered fibre minimum. Under no circumstances can Mill Broke, Virgin Wood Fibre or Virgin Non-wood Fibre contribute to genuine recovered fibre.

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