15 November 2019
DS Smith Recycling has signed a new five-year contract with Co-op, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives. The partnership between DS Smith and Co-op, which builds on an existing ten-year relationship, will see over 55,000 tonnes of cardboard packaging recycled annually in the UK at DS Smith’s Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent, the second largest recycled paper mill in Europe. Key to the partnership is both organisations working together to maintain a consistent supply of good quality cardboard packaging for recycling, which can then be used to make new packaging products across DS Smith’s packaging operations.
Commentating on the partnership, James Williams, Account Director at DS Smith said, “It’s great knowing that we’ll be collaborating with Co-op for another five years – both companies are focused on deploying a closed-loop approach through the whole supply-chain, with the aim of minimising impact to the environment as much as possible.”
Abbie Case, Category Manager at Co-op, added, “Reducing our environmental impact is, and always has been, at the heart of Co-op’s efforts, and we are delighted to continue our relationship with DS Recycling, who are helping us to achieve this.”