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Bromsgrove banks more with Smurfit Kappa Recycling


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Bromsgrove District Council has teamed up with Smurfit Kappa Recycling to introduce five further cardboard and paper banks at sites across the District, making the reprocessor the sole provider of paper banks in Bromsgrove. Smurfit Kappa Recycling has been providing the Council with recycling solutions for more than a decade and the recent expansion of facilities is expected to result in tonnages of over 700 tonnes each year. All of the material collected will be reprocessed at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham.

Bromsgrove District Council portfolio holder for Street Scene and Community Cllr. Del Booth said: “Recently we have made some important steps to improve the way our district handles waste and recycling, and the provision of these extra banks is another step in that direction. The easier it is for us to recycle, the less waste we will create and that has to be a priority for our environment.”

Dave Cowing, Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s commercial manager said: 'The five additional sites demonstrate the flexibility of our offering to local authorities, utilising a mixture of Front End Loader containers, igloos and a mini-superbank, for the collection of every type of domestic paper and cardboard. All of the material is recycled at our Birmingham paper mill, keeping its environmental footprint to a minimum and supporting local industry, and ultimately used to produce corrugated packaging, vital in protecting the goods we buy on their journey from farm and factory to shops and stores.”

Rachel Kennett, Bromsgrove District Council’s waste policy and promotion officer added; “We are pleased to welcome Smurfit Kappa Recycling onto five additional sites in Bromsgrove. Streamlining our recycling collections makes sense, helping us to maximise efficiency and minimise waste in addition to extending paper and cardboard recycling services for local residents.”

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