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Paper recycler hires business development manager; AMCS rebrands acquisitions; Baler installed at Co-op food depot; Packaging firm wins ‘exemplary supplier’ award

Paper recycler hires business development manager

Recycling UK has appointed Claire O’Donoghue, pictured, as business development manager, primarily to secure material so the company can fulfil orders into UK paper mills and Indian, Asian and European markets.

She will also be assisting the commercial team at Tarporley in generating tonnage for processing through its own depot at Owestry and third party partners across the UK.

O’Donoghue has more than 25 years’ experience in the recovered paper industry, having previously worked for the recycling divisions of two large mill groups.

Managing director Neil Clarke said he is delighted that such a well-liked and respected person within the industry has joined the team.

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AMCS rebrands acquisitions

Recycling technology company AMCS has implemented a rebrand of its business portfolio following a number of acquisitions.

During the past 16 months, the company bought US-based PC Scale and Danish route planning and optimisation systems provider Transvision.

Under the rebrand, AMCS is unifying these companies under its own logo and name.

Chief executive officer Jimmy Martin said: “The launch of our new brand provides us with a great platform to clearly position AMCS as the world’s leading provider of software and technology for the waste, recycling, transport and resource management business sectors.”

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Baler installed at Co-op food depot

A newly refurbished baler has been installed at the Co-operative’s food distribution depot at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, to process backhauled card and plastic packaging waste from stores across the region.

The baler, from Middleton Engineering, compacts packaging that has been returned from stores using empty vehicle capacity before being sent to the distribution hub in Andover where it is sent to recyclers.

The depot is currently generating 13 to 15 bales of recyclable material per day, each weighing approximately 600kg.

Jit Mistry, Co-operative Group Logistics Service manager, said: “Middleton Engineering was able to recommend a solution that makes the best use of the limited space we have available, ensuring the right capacity to deal efficiently with incoming packaging waste, without being overly labour-intensive.”

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Packaging firm wins ‘exemplary supplier’ award

Smurfit Kappa has won the Exemplary Supplier 2014 award in the corrugated packaging category as part of food company Grupo Nutresa’s inaugural ceremony.

The award committee looked at 2,000 suppliers in seven categories of goods and services, and analysed their performance in terms of innovation, productivity, logistics, and social and environmental sustainability.

Smurfit Kappa provides Grupo Nutresa with packaging solutions for its biscuit, chocolate and coffee brands. Both companies share a sustainability commitment around the responsible and efficient use of resources, protecting the environment and contributing to improve the standard of living of their stakeholders.

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