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European Paper Recycling Branch (ERPA)

The European Paper Recycling Branch’s (ERPA) objective is to represent the European paper recycling industries towards the European institutions and to liaise with other European and international stakeholders. ERPA advocates for global free, fair, and sustainable trade of recovered paper and is a Member of the Technical Committee Pulp, Paper, and Board (CEN/TC 172). ERPA was founded in the early 1990s and was formerly known as WAPAC before being incorporated as a EuRIC branch in 2014.

ERPA Members


Swedish Recycling Industries' Association


Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V.



Fédération Professionnelle des Entreprises du Recyclage


Fed. Nederlandse Oudpapier Industrie


Hungarian Waste Management Federation


Recycling Industries of Finland


Asociación Española de Recicladores Recuperadores de Papel y Cartón

The Recycling Association


“Paper recycling significantly reduces material and energy use while simultaneously counteracting the negative impacts on the climate and environment. ERPA unites European leaders from across the paper recycling industries with the ambition to take the circular economy for paper to the next level.”
Hans van de Nes, ERPA President
Presidency & Executive Committee
  • President
    Hans van de Nes

  • Vice presidents
    Marc Ehrlich
    Andreas Otto

  • Other Executive Committee members
    Thomas Nicolis

internal rules
EuRIC contact person
Julia Ettinger (Blees)
Secretary General
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