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DS Smith targets ‘cheaper’ council material

The UK’s largest paper mill and recycling business, DS Smith is “getting back into the local authority” sector in a search for cheaper recycling material, local authority recycling officers were told this week. Speaking to ...


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BPR installs automatic bin-wash system in Purfleet


Waste management firm BPR Group has installed an automatic bin washing line at its materials recycling facility and shredding depot in Purfleet, developed by waste container cleaning specialist VIP Bin Cleaning. The system was...

The PM7 newsprint machine within the Palm Paper mill at King's Lynn 24 October 2016

Palm Paper restarting King’s Lynn production


Palm Paper is understood to be in the process of starting up production of newsprint again after the fire which occurred at its King’s Lynn mill in Norfolk earlier this month. “Accidental ignition of paper” has been revealed...

Paper packaging is among the highest performing material streams 24 October 2016

Q3 packaging data suggests targets on course to be met


Targets for the collection of packaging waste for recycling look likely to be met comfortably in 2016 – figures published for the third quarter of the year suggest, indicating that PRN prices across some materials could fall. ...

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Cycle Link seminar focuses on quality


A major exporter of paper for recycling from the UK, Cycle Link International, has held a seminar on quality in Suzhou, China which was attended by a number of representatives from the UK. One of those present, Simon Ellin, ...

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News in brief (12/10/2016)


With news on: Litter clean up savings; Frugalpac coffee cup partnership deal; MetalMatters increases Warwick metal capture rate; Giant coffee cup bins for Manchester, and; Devon proposes Brynsworthy waste transfer station.

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WRAP releases National Recycling Guidelines


WRAP has released its first National Recycling Guidelines at the LARAC conference this week, which have been developed together with industry stakeholders. And, significantly, the guidelines have specified that bottle tops can...

The PM7 newsprint machine within the Palm Paper mill at King's Lynn 7 October 2016

Fire breaks out at Palm Paper mill in King’s Lynn


A fire broke out at about 14:00 on the afternoon of 7 October at the Palm Paper newsprint mill in King’s Lynn in Norfolk. One person was taken to hospital. [Updated below 9.15 am Monday 10 October 2016] Early indications are...

More cardboard is arising in the household waste stream 4 October 2016

MRF expert reacts to concerns of paper mills


Concerns raised by the UK's Confederation of Paper Industries over the quality of cardboard arising from materials recycling facilities have prompted a response from a MRF expert, John Glover, managing director of London-based waste and ...

Cardboard for paper mills: Mills are becoming 'impatient' about quality 3 October 2016

Mills attack waste sector over paper contamination


Paper mills warned today (3 October) that they are becoming impatient about having to “shoulder the cost burden of contamination” in the face of rising amounts of contamination at MRFs. In a strongly worded statement, the ...

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