Paper recycling plant triples capacity, driven by partnership

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have joined forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland.

The partnership, which follows a feasibility study, sees the introduction of a large-scale carton repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostrołęka production unit in Poland.

The line will triple the annual recycling capacity of used beverage cartons in Poland from 25,000 to 75,000 tonnes. This will allow recycling of the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in the country and the ones coming from neighbouring countries, including Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The total investment is just over €29 million.

“Today, carton packages are recyclable. They are collected and recycled at scale where waste management and recycling infrastructure is in place,” said Charles Brand, president of Tetra Oak Europe & Central Asia. “But for us, that’s not enough. We are seeking opportunities across the entire recycling value chain to improve how cartons get recycled and to develop solutions that effectively recycle all packaging components, including polymers and aluminium.”

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