Paper Wednesday 3 March 2021
2 March 2021

Brexit ‘increases bureaucracy’ around waste exports

The Recycling Association’s chief executive says the “increased bureaucracy” surrounding the export of waste for recycling since the UK left the European Union is “a real nuisance”. However, while Dr Simon Ellin said the...


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25 February 2021

Mondi issues results amid reports of interest in DS Smith


Global packaging and paper group Mondi today announced its results alongside reports in the financial press that it was interested in acquiring DS Smith. News service Bloomberg reported that Mondi had been “speaking with ...

24 February 2021

Ward Recycling ceases trading


North East England business Ward Recycling Ltd has ceased trading, prompting at least one local authority, Bolsover district council, to take its collection contract in-house.  Ward Recycling Ltd (company number 04373217) has ...

17 February 2021

NE Lincs to collect paper on four-weekly basis


North East Lincolnshire council is launching a new recycling service from 8 March which will see the authority collect paper separately on a four-weekly basis. The council will also collect other dry recyclables every four weeks ...

15 February 2021

Pandemic adds to fall in newsprint production


The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline in the production of newsprint and other graphic grades in Europe, but in contrast packaging grades have jumped in demand. The trends are revealed in provisional figures for 2020 ...

2 February 2021

Surging box demand set to push OCC prices


National media reports of a cardboard box shortage are being seen mainly as a sign of booming demand from smaller scale entrepreneurs. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, use of cardboard boxes has soared led ...

1 February 2021

China looks to fill the gap after end of imports


China’s decision to stop importing recovered paper (often known as waste paper) will have major repercussions for countries including the UK and also raises questions as to where China will now source fibre, according to a report from ...

28 January 2021

Post-Brexit pressures hit waste paper sector


Nearly one month on from the UK’s full departure from the European Union and the recycling sector is still seeing delays at ports and paperwork issues around exports.  In particular, the recovered or ‘waste’ paper sector...

13 January 2021

Sonoco faces up to carton recycling challenge


The carton sector and producers of paper tubes face recycling pressures as Ellen McArthur's New Plastics Economy grows in influence. Developments at Sonoco, which has its a carton mill in Halifax, aim to find new solutions to sustainability ...

12 January 2021

Recycling Association calls for separate paper collections


Local authorities should introduce separate collections for paper and cardboard by 2025, according to the Recycling Association. The trade association for independent waste paper processors and their equipment suppliers also wants...