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DS Smith renews its long-standing cardboard recycling partnership with Tesco for next three years

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DS Smith renews its long-standing cardboard recycling partnership with Tesco for next three years

October 18, 2021 - 05:07
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LONDON, Oct. 18, 2021 (Press Release) -DS Smith today announced the renewal of its long-standing cardboard recycling partnership with Tesco for another three years.

Through the strategic partnership, around 300,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard per year from Tesco’s UK retail operations will be recycled by DS Smith, including Kemsley paper mill in Kent – the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK.

As a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, DS Smith uses the recycled fibre to manufacture new products at its packaging sites within 14 days of collection through the company’s bespoke closed-loop recycling process.

Since establishing their relationship in 1985, DS Smith and Tesco have successfully worked together on innovative solutions. These include establishing source segregated recycling streams through to utilising delivery vehicles for the backhauling of recyclables to Tesco’s own network of Recycling Service Units, ultimately improving the quality of material for recycling whilst reducing Co2 through less collections.

Andy Berrisford, UK Managing Director for Recycling at DS Smith said:

“We are delighted to extend our long-term relationship with Tesco. Tesco is a valuable partner for DS Smith’s recycling business, and our wide recycling network allows us to provide them with high quality service at all times. I look forward to continuing working closely with Tesco to keep evolving our partnership.”

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. Its circular business model provides packaging from recycled papers for various sectors, including retail, e-commerce, and manufacturing.

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. It plays a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. Through its purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and its Now and Next sustainability strategy, DS Smith is committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for its customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Its bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sit at the heart of this response. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and is a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Its history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.