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DS Smith Recycling to provide total waste management solution to DS Smith Paper's Kemsley mill in the UK

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DS Smith Recycling to provide total waste management solution to DS Smith Paper's Kemsley mill in the UK

January 02, 2012 - 19:35
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LONDON, Jan. 3, 2012 (Press Release) -DS Smith Recycling is working to provide a total waste management solution to its sister company, DS Smith Paper's, Kemsley Mill in Sittingbourne, Kent. Bringing our expertise to handle all waste management from the paper manufacturing process and the wider business will enable DS Smith Paper to be as environmentally sustainable as possible in relation to its processes for waste streams.

Kemsley Mill is one of three mills owned by DS Smith Paper which, combined, produce circa 1.1 million tonnes of paper per year, making the company the largest papermaker in the UK.

The programme, which will run 24/7 as DS Smith Paper operate through the night, includes setting up the segregation and recycling of circa 250k tonnes of materials. The waste streams managed will include paper sludge, hazardous wastes, plastics and any residuals.

The transportation of production waste will be managed through our partner, Countrystyle, to DS Smith Paper's on-site CHP waste-to-energy plant, which provides heat and power to the mill.

Mathew Prosser, Commercial Director for DS Smith Recycling, comments: "The DS Smith Group is committed to being as sustainable as possible across all its businesses. We've applied the same innovation to identify the best solutions that we deliver to our customer base, for the waste produced at Kemsley Mill. This will improve sustainability and help minimise the operation's carbon footprint."

Mat Stewart, managing director at Countrystyle, adds: "We are delighted to have begun working with DS Smith Recycling. Kemsley Mill is a close neighbour to our Ridham recycling facility which means we can offer an innovative and effective waste management service. The nature of the waste produced at the site means there are challenges in finding sustainable alternatives to landfill, but it's a challenge we're meeting head on."