Paper Sunday 26 February 2017
10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static

Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.


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21 February 2017

Behr to head up DS Smith Recycling


The UK's largest paper manufacturing and recycling business, DS Smith, has announced Jochen Behr as its new Head of Recycling. The appointment comes after the sudden departure of Dr Jim Malone who held the post until this month...

21 February 2017

Paper sector in positive mood after ‘stable’ 2016


The latest paper manufacturing and recycling data published for 2016 paints a picture of a more stable market after years of machine closures with optimism that 2017 will see a stronger performance by domestic mills. However, ...

9 February 2017

Paper exporter ACN makes new UK appointments


Recovered paper exporter ACN Europe (UK) has restructured its UK operation with the appointment of Tania Don and Steven Keir to two new roles in the business. The appointments come as the Manchester-based company announced the ...

9 February 2017

Respect shown across sector after Shotton fatality


Monday’s fatality at UPM Shotton has prompted widespread sympathy across the paper manufacturing and recycling sector, according to UPM. Consequently, a number of paper recycling and mill sites in the UK today (9 February) ...

7 February 2017

Inquiry under way after UPM Shotton vehicle fatality


The Health and Safety Executive is today carrying out investigations at the UPM Shotton paper mill in north Wales following a vehicle incident in which an employee died yesterday afternoon. North Wales Police said they called at ...

31 January 2017

Fire halts operations at UPM’s Shotton MRF


Operations have been halted at UPM’s Shotton materials recycling facility (MRF) in North Wales, due to a fire at the site last night (30 January). But, UPM’s newsprint production mill which is located in a separate building on...

South Northamptonshire council leader, Cllr Ian McCord, takes a dip in support of Recycling Week 27 January 2017

Recycle Week confirmed for autumn 2017


WRAP has confirmed that Recycle Week will return in 2017, taking place from 25 September until 1 October. Now in its 14th year, the Recycle Now and WRAP-coordinated week has become a mainstay of the local authority and ...

27 January 2017

Sidcot buying Chesterfield tissue mill from SCA


Tissue and forest products giant SCA has announced that it is to close the oldest of its two paper machines at its Stubbins mill in Bury and is also to sell its Chesterfield mill. SCA is selling the Chesterfield mill, which ...

26 January 2017

NRT claims black plastic sorting breakthrough


Sorting equipment manufacturer National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has unveiled its ColorPlus-R optical sorting unit, which it is claimed can remove opaque materials such as black plastic from a mixed load. The Nashville, USA-...

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