It is easy to see how, whether it is recycling or energy recovery, paper always compares the materials most likely to be reused. It’s not a casuality. According to the aforementioned Report, in fact, “Cellulosic packaging waste is confirmed as the most recovered fraction in 2018, constituting 40.7% of the total recovered”. According to the research L’Italia del riciclo 2019, then, “the recycling of paper and cardboard packaging increased from 3,291 kt in 2009 to 3,981 kt in 2018, with an increase of 690 kt equal to 21%. paper and cardboard released for consumption, the percentage of those sent for recycling has increased from 80 to 81%, against a European target of 75% by 2025 and 85% by 2030 “.