New recycling plant supports Smurfit Kappa’s sustainability strategy

SMUFIT Kappa has added to its network of recycling plants with the opening of a new facility in Malaga.

The firm said the plant is expected to process over 30,000 tonnes of recovered paper annually.

A fleet of eco-friendly hybrid vehicles collects paper and board from households and businesses, and is then sorted at the plant and sent to the Smurfit Kappa Mengibar Containerboard Mill to be converted into board that is used to create new packaging.

Ignacio Sánchez, recycling country manager, Spain, said, “We are proud to open the doors of this innovative new plant which is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to sustainable development.

“Paper-based packaging is 100% recyclable. All corrugated, solid board and folding carton can be put through a process to make it into another box in as little as 14 days, demonstrating a truly closed loop approach.”

Henri Vermeulen, vice president of Smurfit Kappa Recovered Paper added, “This facility will play a significant part in our ongoing strategic priority to ensure the permanent availability of enough good quality recovered paper to guarantee the demands of all our customers in the chain. We are therefore very pleased to have opened another recovered paper plant.”