Essity starts construction of recycled paper plant in the UK

Building work has started on Essity's paper recycling plant at Prudhoe mill in the UK after the Northumberland County Council granted planning permission at the end of 2022.

Completion of the project expected to take place by late 2025, the company informed.

One important goal of the investment is to reduce the dependency not only on fresh fibre pulp but also on higher recovered paper grades like office papers the availability of which has been decreasing, and is expected to continue to decrease, due to digitalisation.

Programme manager Paul Oliver said: "The significance of this investment cannot be overstated. It will enable us to recycle lower-grade paper and board, enhance our ability to segregate plastic and metal contaminants, reduce waste sent to landfill, and improve energy efficiency."


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