Market: Waste paper
Posted January 18, 2018
Smurfit Kappa has opened a new recycling plant in Malaga, Spain, which will strengthen its recovered paper service in the region. The plant is expected to process over 30,000 tonnes of recovered paper annually, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
A fleet of eco-friendly hybrid vehicles collect paper and board from households and businesses. This is then sorted at the plant and sent to the Smurfit Kappa Mengibar Containerboard Mill where it is converted into board that is used to create new packaging.
Speaking at the launch, Ignacio Sánchez, Recycling Country Manager, Spain, said: “We are proud to open the doors of this innovative new plant which is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to sustainable development.
“Paper-based packaging is 100% recyclable. All corrugated, solid board and folding carton can be put through a process to make it into another box in as little as 14 days, demonstrating a truly closed loop approach.”
Smurfit Kappa Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas.