RWM visitors can generate revenue from paper and cardboard recycling while supporting UK manufacturing and improving the carbon efficiency of their waste management operations. Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s recovered fibre experts will be on hand throughout the show to discuss visitors’ recycling needs – whether cardboard, mixed paper or confidential waste – and help them to find a practical solution from its flexible range of services.
With a national collection infrastructure and a reliable market for 500,000 tonnes of recovered paper annually, Smurfit Kappa Recycling provides responsible UK-based recycling for councils, businesses and organisations of all sizes. It can offer full audit trails and guaranteed collections. Recovered fibre is reprocessed at Smurfit Kappa’s paper mills in Birmingham and Kent and then converted into cardboard boxes and containers.
This year the Smurfit Kappa Group, world leader in the manufacture and supply of paper-based packaging, announced a three-year £98M investment in its Townsend Hook, Kent, paper-making facility, securing the supply of paper for Smurfit Kappa’s packaging operations in the UK and Ireland. The new paper mill, together with the Group’s FSC certification and Carbon Trust Standard accreditations will offer the most sustainable approach to packaging production in the UK. Together with Smurfit Kappa’s SSK mill in Birmingham, which celebrated its 150-year anniversary this year, this provides a long term recycling solution for a valuable UK resource.
Smurfit Kappa Recycling is presenting a joint case study on the benefits of bring banks with Rutland County Council in the Local Authority Theatre on Wednesday 12 September at 11am. Visitors will hear how an 18-month project to install a network of paper banks across the county resulted in tidier bring bank sites, lower contamination of recyclables and an entirely new revenue stream for the council. Ian Halson, Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s business development manager for local authorities and Sarah Hallam, waste services officer for Rutland County Council will be sharing tips on how to get the most from partnership working, factors to consider when locating bring banks and explain how accurate and regular data provision can improve efficiency and recycling performance.