Smurfit Kappa Recycling has appointed Peter Seggie to the newly created role of External Affairs Manager. Peter will work closely with the company’s external stakeholders and actively engage in the wide range of issues affecting the UK company’s business.
As part of a wider role within the Smurfit Kappa Group his remit also extends to external affairs management in Europe and will include working with the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
Peter joins the company with extensive experience of public affairs in the paper and recycling sectors, having most recently worked as General Secretary at The Recycling Association and before that as Recovered Paper Sector Manager for seven years at the UK’s Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). Prior to moving into public affairs Peter worked for more than 13 years in variety of technical quality and development roles at paper manufacturers Klippan, Inveresk and JR Crompton.
"We are delighted that Peter has chosen to join us," said Simon Weston, Managing Director of Smurfit Kappa Recycling. "There are many issues bearing down on the recovered fibre market and his knowledge and experience is critical to our intention to provide thought leadership to the industry."
"Paper recycling provides huge economic, social and environmental benefits to the global economy and Smurfit Kappa is leading the way in this field", Peter Seggie commented on his appointment. "I am very excited to be taking up such an important role with the world’s leading fibre based packaging group. As a company we want to ensure that the benefits of paper recycling are maximised and my task will be to work in partnership with our external stakeholders to achieve this."
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.