4evergreen is a cross-industry alliance with the goal of optimizing fibre-based packaging circularity and climate performance. Our overall aim is to increase the recycling rate of fibre-based packaging to 90% by 2030 and characterise our work with a holistic and scientific approach.

Here you will find a repository of our reports, protocols, and guidelines.

Guidance on the Improved Collection and Sorting of Fibre-based Packaging for Recycling

This guidance from 4evergreen is based on a review of the institutional frameworks and different collection and sorting systems in European countries. It offers an overview of existing systems and subsequent practical recommendations for enhancing collection and sorting of different types of fibre-based packaging – primarly household collected paper and board, and household collected lightweight packaging. Understanding this process as a prerequisite for the correct recycling and treatment of such fibres in a way that does not compromise their quality. The document is primarily focused on household collection of fibre-based packaging. 

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Circularity by Design Guideline for Fibre-Based Packaging

This document is the first in a three-part series to be produced by 4evergreen, it is intended for the evaluation of compatibility of materials and components with standard mill processes. The guideline is therefore applicable to fibre-based packaging that is likely to be recycled in standard recycling mills, provided that product-specific regulations of the packaging are observed. Recommendations on the suitability of special recycling processes and recycling including deinking will be implemented in further versions in 2022.

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