Securing reliable outlets for paper and cardboard waste has naturally become a priority for the packaging sector, with China proposing a ban on all waste imports into China from the end of 2020, and UK packaging recycling targets on the increase.*
Against this backdrop, Smurfit Kappa Recycling, which operates a depot in Glasgow, is able to offer long term and sustainable cardboard and paper recycling solutions thanks to its integrated structure.
Ian Ledson, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Recycling, Glasgow and Blackburn, explains how: “Recovered fibres from recycled paper and cardboard are a major raw material in the Smurfit Kappa Group’s paper mills and packaging plant across the UK and Europe, which reprocess 4.78 million tonnes annually. Customers can therefore be assured that Smurfit Kappa will always have an outlet for quality material, even when markets are unstable.”
Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s Glasgow depot offers secure closed-loop recycling solutions for office paper, packaging, cardboard (including corrugated) and reelstock. Knowing the end destination of their waste is of increasing importance to packaging businesses and Smurfit Kappa is able to provide the reassurance of a full audit trail.
“The material we collect remains within the Smurfit Kappa chain of custody throughout the recycling process, from point of collection at the depot to new life as a cardboard box,” explains Mr Ledson.
The company’s fleet of hooklift skip trucks and rigid curtain-siders with demountable fork lifts allows it to collect both loose or baled material, while some customers choose to deliver direct to the depot.
Smurfit Kappa Recycling can provide free waste audits at a customer’s site and offer advice on the best methods of separation and containers. To find out more click here or call 0141 429 5426
*According to the Director 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, by 2020 UK Businesses must recycle 75% of their paper