Defining the balance in Recycling

Defining the balance in Recycling report

Our report examines industry sectors to show how businesses can focus on generating quality recycling by following the principles of the waste hierarchy.

In the current climate there’s a huge global market for materials of the right quality and this provides a real opportunity for those businesses that produce consistently high quality material for recycling. Growth in global recovered paper demand alone is expected to increase 2.5 per cent per year, reaching 346 million tonnes by 2029.

While there are increasing demands for larger volumes of recyclable materials this shouldn’t be at the expense of quality. By adopting a circular approach waste is regarded as a resource, realising a better value for materials.

The report is written in conjunction between staff at DS Smith and sustainability journalists Jim McClelland, Felicia Jackson and Maxine Perrella.  As the leading provider of recycling solutions we highlight the importance a qualitative approach within a circular economy model can have to any business.

What is in the ‘Defining the Balance in Recycling’ report?

  • A strategic approach to the waste hierarchy to help you achieve zero waste, driving out unnecessary costs and maximising value for your waste
  • A case study with IKEA, showing how the company’s zero-waste aspirations are becoming cost-positive
  • A guide which uses the waste hierarchy to drive maximum value from waste
  • An insight from the paper mills, demonstrating how quality input is crucial for their manufacturing process
  • An overview of European Union waste legislation and meeting future challenges with an understanding of the waste hierarchy.
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