PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Smurfit Kappa’s UK Recycling Operation Invests in Depot Network - Smurfit Kappa’s recycling operations in the UK has completed a programme of investment in its national depot network, designed to save energy, increase the efficiency of its operations, improve worker safety and enhance customer experience
Smurfit Kappa’s UK Recycling Operation Invests in Depot Network

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016/05/19 - Smurfit Kappa’s recycling operations in the UK has completed a programme of investment in its national depot network, designed to save energy, increase the efficiency of its operations, improve worker safety and enhance customer experience.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Environment/Recycle Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Smurfit Kappa’s recycling operations in the UK, one of the largest recyclers of paper and cardboard in the country, has completed a programme of investment in its national depot network, designed to save energy, increase the efficiency of its operations, improve worker safety and enhance customer experience.

The work has included development of a new depot in Snodland, the installation of new balers at its Snodland, Blackburn and Glasgow depots and an additional weighbridge in Nottingham to ease traffic flow into and out of the depot there.

The new Snodland depot in Kent is processing locally-sourced paper and cardboard for recycling at the Group’s new Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook mill on the same site, which operates a state-of-the-art 5m lightweight paper machine producing approximately 250,000 tonnes of quality containerboard material per year. The depot will also supply recycled paper grades not used at Townsend Hook to other mills. Smurfit Kappa Recycling has constructed the new depot on part of the mill site freed up by its redevelopment, installing a new Bollegraaf HBC 120 baler in a new facility designed to operate efficiently and safely.

The company has also installed a second Bollegraaf HBC 120 baler at its Glasgow depot and a larger HBC 140 baler in Blackburn. Each sits at the heart of the paper recycling facilities, which have been redesigned to ensure more efficient and safer working conditions with improved material flows. Locally-collected paper and cardboard is made into compacted bales that are then ready for transportation to paper mills for recycling.

When the new balers are idle and waiting for new material, they automatically enter a power save mode after 180 seconds while remaining ready to restart at any time, leading to substantial power savings. As well as being quieter and more efficient, the new balers and their installation have also been designed to be as safe as possible and to meet the safety requirements of BSEN 16252:2012. As a result, the need for working at height has been minimised and interaction between people and the machine can be kept to an absolute minimum.

The company has also invested heavily in a number of other health and safety improvements across its depot network in order to improve pedestrian and transport segregation. This has included the installation of new gates, A-Safe barriers, improved lighting and signage. All of Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s depots are certified to OHSAS18001, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard as well as BS EN ISO14001, the internationally-recognised Environmental Management System Standard.

Traffic flow into and out of Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s Nottingham depot has also been transformed after the installation of the additional weighbridge. A safer and quicker route for vehicles to move through the depot has been made possible by siting the new weighbridge and exit on one side of the site away from the existing entrance weighbridge. Previously all vehicles had to use one weighbridge and a single entrance and exit, which required skilful and disruptive manoeuvring to turn vehicles. Now drivers can move safely through the site one-way only and leave the depot over the new weighbridge and out of a new exit. The changes have helped to improve the efficiency of the entire operation and prevent vehicles queueing outside the site at peak times. One-way traffic through the depot has also helped to reduce interaction between operatives and vehicles, further improving safety.

“At Smurfit Kappa Recycling we are committed to sustainable development as we strive to enhance environmental performance, safety and customer service. This round of investment in the facilities at our Snodland, Glasgow, Blackburn, Nottingham, Birmingham and Tamworth depots is further evidence of this commitment”, says Paul Clarke, the company’s managing director.

Smurfit Kappa (smurfitkappa.com) owns two paper mills in the UK, in Birmingham and Snodland, which in a typical year reprocess around 500,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard, enabling the company to recycle as much paper based packaging as it produces.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Environment/Recycle Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Environment/Recycle articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Smurfit Kappa’s UK Recycling Operation Invests in Depot Network

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

|
Publisher Contact: Press Office - SmurfitKappa.de 
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Environment/Recycle via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box / Company Profile


Read Environment/Recycle Most Recent Related Newswires:

Agilyx Introduces Public Monthly Plant Tours
Veolia Chosen to Engineer and Deliver A Large Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant for Aramco’s Jazan Refinery in Saudi Arabia
NACWA Recognizes Veolia and Three Municipal Partners for Superior Environmental Compliance
Lewatit and Lewabrane to Treat Nile water
Canadian Refinery to Recycle its Water with GE’s Wastewater and Chemical Treatment Technologies
Veolia Completes Final 'Green Steam' Milestone with Reconfiguration of Kendall Cogeneration Station
Agilyx Introduces Chemical Recycling of Waste Polystyrene At APEC Meeting
Canadian Oil Refinery to Reuse 100 Percent of Water with GE’s Wastewater Treatment Technology
Frost & Sullivan Highlights Green Worx's Commitment to Sustainability by Creating Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products
Innovative Upcycling of Food Waste Expands Opportunities for Food Waste Management Finds Frost & Sullivan
Veolia Builds Training Facility At its Pennsylvania Nuclear Services Site
New London, Connecticut Extends Partnership with Veolia and Implements New Utility Billing Program
Veolia Closes Acquisition of Chemours' Sulfur Product Assets
Frost & Sullivan Acclaims NuWater’s Strong Customer Service Model for the Modular and Mobile Industrial Waste Water Treatment Market
Sustainable Partners Selects Veolia to Boost Performance of Lowell, Michigan - Waste-to-Energy Facility

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  JobsWare.com





 
  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)