Paper Sunday 19 May 2019
14 May 2019

Fall in Chinese orders hits used cardboard market

An ongoing slump in orders for used cardboard from Chinese paper mills is expected to lead to further price reductions in domestic and export markets for the material. The price fall in the waste paper market is likely to hit ...


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25 February 2019

UPM fined after ‘fatal crush’ at Shotton paper mill


Paper manufacturer and recycler UPM was one of two companies to have been fined £350,000 this month after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries at the company’s Shotton Paper Mill in 2017. Last week, Mold ...

18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform


Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...

7 February 2019

Separate paper collection trials to launch in Gateshead


A trial to boost the amount of paper and cardboard collected for recycling and to reduce contamination will get underway in parts of Gateshead and South Tyneside this month. More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards in...

6 February 2019

Arla discounts UK for wood-based cartons


Food manufacturer Arla has announced it has become the first company in Finland to use gable-top food cartons made from renewable wood-based paperboard which can be recycled in the waste paper stream. The cartons for milk, yoghurt...

23 January 2019

Councils urged to separate ‘Our Paper’


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities who collect paper for recycling in a commingled process are being warned by the UK’s paper industry that they may face financial risks and should consider a move to separate collection of paper at the kerbside...

WTO 9 January 2019

China to produce ‘waste and raw materials’ catalogue


EXCLUSIVE: China’s delegation to the World Trade Organization has confirmed that it will be producing a catalogue of ‘solid waste materials’ which can be imported as ‘raw materials’. At the same time a statement at the ...

4 January 2019

‘Chemical spill’ at Oswestry paper recycler


A package containing ‘powdered chemicals’, believed to be from Brazil, saw seven staff hospitalised at a paper recycling depot owned by Recycling UK in Oswestry, Shropshire. The chemicals were thought to be inside a bale ...

31 December 2018

Palm to build fibre separation plant at King’s Lynn


A fibre separation plant is to be built by Palm Paper alongside its paper mill in King’s Lynn which recycles 500,000 tonnes of fibre per year into newsprint and associated grades. The significant investment in the separation ...

24 December 2018

Driver shortage adds to paper market pressures


A shortage of drivers, the impact of Brexit and Chinese quotas are all causing some concerns within the waste (recovered) paper sector. Driver shortages are impacting across the sector and are also affecting the waste management ...

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