Paper Tuesday 16 October 2018
11 October 2018

Strategy to “go further” than EU’s Circular Economy

Defra and government policy on waste and recycling was explained to delegates at this week’s LARAC conference in Nottingham by the department’s Chris Preston.  And, in the opening session, chaired by LARAC chair Carole Taylor...


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8 October 2018

US warning as Chinese firms look at UK paper mills


The UK government has confirmed that Chinese mill groups are considering paper or pulp production in the UK. But, a top American recycling official has warned of the threat that Chinese investment could pose to existing businesses in the ...

28 September 2018

Quota delays may impact waste paper market


Concerns are growing that quotas for the first part of 2019 may not be issued by the Chinese government until the end of this year at the earliest. As a consequence there could be a surfeit of used cardboard in the market from the end of ...

18 September 2018

Obituary: John Cutts


John Cutts, one of the paper recycling sector’s elder statesmen has died at the age of 79. A former president of both the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (now the Recycling Association) and the British Waste Paper...

10 September 2018

Restore Datashred opening ‘huge’ shredding plant in London


Restore Datashred, one  of the UKs leading supplier of confidential data destruction is set to open one of Europe’s biggest destruction centres based in Crayford, London, 2 miles from its current site. The company said that...

4 September 2018

Brexit uncertainties boost DS Smith in Eastern Europe


Paper recycling and production giant DS Smith today highlighted the ‘sustainability’ of paper and UK uncertainties around Brexit as boosting performance within the business. In a positive three monthly trading statement, group...

16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site


A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-...

Mat Prosser 16 August 2018

Collaborating on quality


DS Smith Recycling (UK) managing director, Mat Prosser, explains to Steve Eminton how a collaborative approach to quality in fibre supply is paramount. For Mat Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), the need to ...

15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

10 August 2018

Campaign targets contamination in Salford


Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford city council on a campaign to target unwanted materials ending up in the recycling. According to Recycle for Greater Manchester – the public facing brand of the Greater ...

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