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Operations Director moves from Packaging to Recycling

Smurfit Kappa Recycling has appointed Matthew Berrill to the role of operations director with overall operational responsibility the company’s paper and board recycling collection business. Matthew will oversee the production, logistical, environmental, quality, health and safety aspects of operations at the seven Smurfit Kappa Recycling depots located between Glasgow and Kent.

Matthew has worked within the packaging and containers side of the Smurfit Kappa Group for over 20 years, gaining experience in engineering and production roles before being appointed operations director of Northampton-based Smurfit Kappa Corrugated in 1999.

In 1998 he took part in a 12-month exchange to Inland Packaging USA where he benchmarked operational best practice and led a waste reduction project at the plant that saved the company US$400,000 per annum.

"We are delighted that Matthew will be joining us from Smurfit Kappa Corrugated bringing his knowledge and experience to the recycling collection side of our business," said Simon Weston managing director of Smurfit Kappa Recycling. "Our operations offer customers flexibility in supplying material to us while maintaining the highest standards, as recognised by our recent Carbon Trust Standard and BS EN ISO14001 accreditations."

As part of the world’s largest fibre-based packaging group, Smurfit Kappa Recycling provides bespoke and sustainable solutions for businesses and organisations of all sizes, including recovery of cardboard, office papers and plastics, security shredding and waste disposal.

The Group has paper mills in Snodland, Kent and Birmingham and reprocess approximately 500,000 tonnes of material per annum, providing a reliable market for recovered paper and card, which is used throughout the Smurfit Kappa supply chain to make new packaging materials. The Smurfit Kappa Group recycles as much packaging as it produces and with an 84% recycling rate, corrugated cardboard boasts the highest recycling performance of any packaging in the UK.

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