Directly connected to the paper machine’s materials processing, the fully automated sorting plant will house separately collected mixed waste paper from a range of collection points for sorting into newspaper and magazines. Sorted cardboard and corrugated board will be transported for recycling to other paper plants around the United Kingdom and Europe.
Palm Group’s supply company Palm Recycling will annually supply up to 200,000 tons of waste paper from local authorities and waste disposal companies for sorting.
Palm Group’s decision to make this considerable investment demonstrates the group’s clear support of newsprint production in Norfolk. It will ensure sufficient quantities of the required quality of waste paper raw materials will be available for recycling. The waste paper storage area will also be expanded significantly.
Palm Recycling emphasised that this will not be a conventional recycling plant for sorting mixed reusable materials. It will solely process mixed waste paper types collected separately to glass, metals, plastics and other materials.