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Essity invests €11 million in enhanced recycling facilities

Published 27th August, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Essity invests €11 million in enhanced recycling facilities

Tork manufacturer Essity has stepped up its contribution to a circular society by investing €11 million in enhanced recycling facilities at one of its French factories. The move will allow Essity to increase its beverage carton recycling capacity by up to 24,000 tons per year. And thanks to a new process, the plant will now be able to recover and recycle up to 98% of the fibre contained in each drinks carton.

More than 63% of the beverage cartons in France are processed at Essity's factory in Hondouville, northern France. The facility also recycles paper fibres from documents, magazines and newspapers.

“This €11 million initiative brings a new dimension to recycling and circularity,” said Eric Kleinpeter, commercial director professional hygiene France at Essity. “It will allow us to substantially increase the amount of recycled beverage cartons used to manufacture our professional hygiene products. And by investing in technologies that reduce environmental impact, we at Tork are offering solutions that meet our customers’ own sustainable development goals.”

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