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UPM Invests GBP 17 Million in Recycling Plant at Shotton Mill

Jan. 4, 2010 - UPM said that it is investing GBP 17 million in a materials recovery facility at its Shotton paper mill in North Wales, UK. The investment is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government with a GBP 1.7 million Single Investment Fund grant.

Construction of the facility will begin immediately, UPM said

The new recycling plant will enable the Shotton mill, which currently recovers approximately 640,000 tonnes of recovered newspapers and magazines per year, to source high quality paper from co-mingled sources such as plastic bottles, cardboard, newspapers, magazines and metals.

Once fully operational, the facility will sort up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable material of which 120,000 tonnes will be newspapers and magazines — providing 20% of the recovered paper used as raw material in the mill's paper production, UPM said

Surplus recyclable material will be recycled by other reprocessors as required, UPM added.

UPM expects the project to be completed by January 2011.

The new plant will create up to 160 jobs at the mill site when operating at full capacity, UPM said.

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