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Essity to Invest EUR 11 Million to Increase Recycling Capacity of Food and Beverage Cartons in France

Essity Hondouville mill - recycled cartons Essity said the EUR 11 million investment will allow its Hondouville mill in France to increase its recycling capacity of cartons to 24,000 tons per year.

July 6, 2021 - Essity today announced that it will invest approximately EUR 11 million (approximately SEK 110m) in its Hondouville mill in France, allowing the mill to extract 98% of paper fibers contained in food and beverage cartons.

Essity noted that since 2008 its Hondouville mill has been the leading recycler of food and beverage cartons in France, currently recycling more than 63% of all cartons that are sorted, collected, and recycled in the country*.

According to Essity, the new investment will allow the Hondouville mill to increase its recycling capacity of cartons to 24,000 tons per year. The fibers from these cartons are used in the fiber mix to manufacture Tork branded products within Essity's Professional Hygiene segment.

"This investment improves our contribution to a circular society with cost-effective and sustainable production," said Magnus Groth, President and CEO at Essity. "We also take important steps towards reaching Essity's goal that all production waste will be subject to material or energy recovery by 2030."

The improved recycling system will be operational during the first half of 2022.

* CITEO and Alliance Carton Nature

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Essity is a global producer of consumer tissue, professional and personal hygiene and health products. The company has about 46,000 employees. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Essity

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