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Smurfit Kappa guarantees councils destination transparency

In response to councils concerns about what happens to exported recyclates, Smurfit Kappa Recycling said it will guarantee export transparency for local authority customers.

Managing director Simon Weston said: "It is important that every local authority has sufficient transparency from its contractors to enable them to identify the final reprocessing destination for all of these collected materials. At Smurfit Kappa we can do this 100%.

Our paper mills, which reprocess over 500,000 tonnes of material annually, provide a long term and sustainable market for waste paper and card. Councils which choose this fully traceable route have the assurance that these materials will not end up in a landfill site, and are playing a crucial role in supporting UK industry.

Weston also said there were still questions regarding the quality of material collected via commingled systems. To guarantee quality, he suggested introducing a mixed paper grade in source separated collections.


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