Stola Enzo plans to recycle old paper cups on a large scale at the Angelrbrugge plant in Belgium According to the production test, Stellanso has the feasibility technology of recycling paper cups, which can be used in other paper production
Stola Enzo plans to recycle old paper cups on a large scale at the Angelrbrugge plant in Belgium. According to the production test, Stellanso has the feasibility technology of recycling paper cups, which can be used in other paper production.
Stola Enzo is now looking for partners to collect and classify waste paper cups to ensure that this high-quality fibre material is captured and given a second life.
Renewable fibers are an important raw material for Stora Enzo because they meet the company's commitment to renewable and recycling business.
Cup and board are made of high quality renewable fibers. Through recycling, they can have many lives. Recycling paper cups can halve the carbon footprint of their life cycle.
Stola Enzo sees this as an opportunity to promote more effective cup reuse by working with partners in the value chain to develop a recycling model.
"Through an efficient recycling process, food service companies using wood-based paper cups can improve their environmental footprint. It's easy for consumers to recycle paper cups. That's why we want to invite partners and customers to work together to develop a business model for collecting paper cups. Annica Bresky, executive vice president of the Stolla Enzo Consumer Council, said.
In the Langerbrugge recycling experiment, 500,000 consumed cups collected from fast food restaurants and cafes were pulped and recycled onto magazine paper.
The results show that cups can be recycled in factories without any additional process equipment, and fibers are very suitable for other paper applications, such as magazine paper production.
The Langerrugge plant in Staulanso is one of the largest paper mills in Europe, producing 540,000 tons of recycled newsprint and magazine paper annually. The production is entirely based on recycled pulp. The plant is located in continental Europe and has convenient transportation. About 80 million people live within 300 kilometers of the plant, providing sufficient resources for renewable raw materials.
"We think paper cups are valuable raw materials for our craft. Used paper cups provide a potential source of high quality fibers for magazine paper production. Langerbrugge Mill's technology is ready to receive billions of used cups in our purchasing area. The challenge is more to let us buy these cups according to the scale of industry we need to produce. Rik Van Bostraeten, multi-fuel and business innovation purchasing manager for Stora Enso Langerbrugge Mill, said.
Original Title: Stora Enzo Exploring Recycled Cup Paper for Magazine Paper
(Source: pulpaper news, compiled by Special Paper Committee)