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DS Smith announces coffee cup recycling trials

DS Smith announces coffee cup recycling trials

DS Smith announces coffee cup recycling trials

DS Smith is to participate in a trial to research coffee cup recycling, run on behalf of the Paper Cup Recycling and Recovery Group (PCRRG).

Set to take place January 2018 at DS Smith’s Kemsley Paper Mill in Sittingbourne, the feasibility of recycling used coffee cups will be analysed, using cups from existing waste collection infrastructures, consistent with EN643 European standard to make non-food contact papers.

The project will provide insight on an industrial scale, which will be used to inform cup design, collection and reprocessing methods in the future.

DS Smith has nine paper mills across Europe, producing around 2.8 million tonnes of corrugated case materials and specialist industrial products every year.

Kemsley has an annual production capacity of more than 800,000 tonnes and is the second largest recovered fibre-based paper operation in Europe, and the biggest in the UK.

Making paper for packaging from recycled fibres, finished paper products from Kemsley are used in the group’s packaging production plants, as part of the DS Smith closed loop recycling offering.

Mathew Prosser, managing director at DS Smith Recycling (UK), said: “DS Smith has already been actively involved with PCRRG members, such as Costa, on lab and pilot plant-scale recycling tests. I am pleased this work has developed to be able to undertake research on an industrial scale that will provide the whole supply cycle with data on the recyclability of paper cups in mainstream packaging mills.

“We look forward to sharing the results of the trial with the PCRRG, and the wider industry, on its completion.”

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