Director of SCA Recycling Steve Smith has been revealed as the new elected president of the recovered paper sector of the Confederation of Paper Industries.
Smith will be taking over from former Aylesford Newsprint commercial manager Chris White after his term in office ended at the recent annual general meeting.
White left his post at Aylesford Newsprint last month, leaving the paper industry for plastics.
Smith said the effective implementation of the EU End of Waste criteria will be a “key opportunity” during his Presidency.
He added: “It is fantastic to see major investment in UK paper recycling by the likes of Palm Paper and SAICA, strong EU investment and rapid Far East growth in recovered paper use. All of these markets will continue to play a massive role in the success of paper recycling in the UK and provide stability of market demand for collectors. However it is key that the recovered paper industry is allowed to flourish and not be hemmed in by excessive interference; the CPI recovered paper sector will play a key role in ensuring development is not hampered.”
Recycling UK managing director Neil Clarke has been elected vice president.
Smith has been at SCA Recycling since 1993 and has extensive experience of the industry, including domestic and export markets for recovered paper and recent infrastructure investment in SCA’s £15m materials recycling facility in Southampton.