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Paper Recycling July 16, 2019 12:30:26 PM

Smurfit Kappa Unveils Modern Recycling Facility in Italy

Paul Ploumis
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The new plant, Smurfit Kappa Marlia, will have an initial processing capacity of 15,000 tonnes of recovered paper per annum.

Smurfit Kappa Unveils Modern Recycling Facility in Italy

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): European packaging major Smurfit Kappa announced opening of new recycling plant in Italy. The opening of the new plant in theTuscan region will not only expand the company’s global network of recycling plants, but also strengthen its recovered paper service in the region.

The new plant, Smurfit Kappa Marlia, will have an initial processing capacity of 15,000 tonnes of recovered paper per annum, which in turn will increase to 25,000 tons per annum within a year of operation. The proximity of the plant to majority of the Italian containerboard and tissue paper production facilities will prove beneficial to the company.

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Commenting on the opening of the new facility, Luca Mannori, general manager of the new Smurfit Kappa facility stated that the company is delighted to have the new plant up and running. The plant is an important addition to the region and it demonstrates Smurfit Kappa’s ongoing commitment to sustainable development, he added. In May this year, the company had reported significant progress in its journey towards sustainability. Furthermore, it had extended its 2020 goals with a new set of long-term sustainability targets.

Meantime, Henri Vermeulen, vice president of Smurfit Kappa Recovered Paper said that the new plant is expected to play a key role in ensuring the permanent availability of good quality recovered paper.

The new plant will work closely with the local council, supermarkets and businesses to boost collection of used paper and board.

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