Paper consumption - Italy (tonnes)
In France, the Eco-contribution tax on entities that release at least 5 tonnes of paper on the market per year, designed to encourage the sustainable use of the resource, is an additional incentive for the collection and recycling of waste paper. The proportional basis of the tax has led publishers such as Mondadori France to purchase more paper from paper mills located near printing operations, to use paper containing at least 25% recycled fibre, and to implement strategies to promote recycling.
As a practical expression of its commitment to reducing the environmental impacts associated with paper consumption, Mondadori France has developed closer relations with PEFC-, FSC- and ISO 14001-certified printers and PEFC- and FSC- certified paper mills in Europe (mainly in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France). Moreover, in 2011 Mondadori France itself attained PEFC certification, for which it is audited annually by an external body to assure compliance with the relative standards.