Paper Thursday 26 May 2016
David_Workman_medium 10 May 2016

Workman to step down from CPI

The director general of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), David Workman, is to step down from the role later this year, the organisation has announced.


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paul_colin_frame 3 May 2016

Mark Lyndon’s Paul Briggs to retire this summer


Former DS Smith sales and purchasing manager for recovered paper, Colin Clarke is to take charge of paper export business Mark Lyndon from September with the retirement of the current managing director, Paul Briggs.

Moisture content of waste paper is a concern to mills 8 April 2016

Recyclers urge commercial approach to moisture


Publication of guidelines for the quality of recovered, or waste paper, published by a pan-European paper association earlier this week have been broadly welcomed by the UK’s two paper organisations. But there are some concerns ...

mixed papers new 8 April 2016

Paper PRN boost expected as protocol change confirmed


An increase in the proportion of mixed papers that can be counted as packaging during recycling has been confirmed by the Environment Agency. For 2016, the Department for Environment, Food & ...

used paper generic landscape 5 April 2016

Paper mills told to be vigilant on quality control


The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has issued updated guidance on quality standards for waste paper recyclers and mills, recommending strict quality control procedures at paper mills for the acceptance of loads.

The MRF Regulations require operators of sorting facilities to report the quality of material they receive and process 24 March 2016

UPM boosts Shotton MRF sorting capacity


UPM Shotton has boosted its sorting capacity at its materials recycling facility in North Wales to handle 220,000 tonnes of dry recyclables per annum. The new throughput figure represents a 10% increase on past rates and as well ...

coffee-cup-metro 18 March 2016

Defra says ‘no tax’ on coffee cups


Suggestions made by resource minister Rory Stewart that the government may look to tax disposable cups have been rejected by Defra, just hours after he debated the issue in the House of Commons. On behalf of the minister, a ...

The guide gives an overview of the PRN system 9 March 2016

PRN guide explains role of UK system


A guide detailing how revenue generated from packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is invested back into recycling has been published – as part of ongoing work to improve transparency in the system. The Advisory Committee on Packaging...

The Recycling Association has defended the global scrap markets in the face of criticism over comments on demand for recovered plastics 7 March 2016

Ekman grows UK presence with Reliance Fibres deal


Swedish trading firm Ekman Group has made a significant move into the UK with the acquisition of Reliance Fibres, a trading company based in north London. Ekman handles more than one million tonnes of recovered materials a year, ...

East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 2 March 2016

Suez to oversee East Devon three-weekly waste service


East Devon district council has awarded a seven-year waste and recycling collection contract to its current operator Suez, which will see a new fleet of kerbside-sort vehicles collecting a wider range of plastics and cardboard from households...

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