Countrystyle Recycling has been working in partnership with DS Smith a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe.
DS Smith were looking for an innovative and efficient way to recycle ‘ragger ropes’, part of the paper recycling process at its Kent recovered paper mill at Kemsley, Nr Sittingbourne Kent, the 2nd largest such mill in Europe. The ragger ropes are a continuous process waste and the only option previously available has been to take them to landfill for disposal.
Ragger rope, also known as ‘pulper tail’, is a by-product of the paper pulping process. It consists of bale wire, which is continually pulled through the pulper to remove contaminants from the paper stream such as plastic and metal. The ragger ropes also gather a significant quantity of paper fibre which DS Smith were very keen to recover for re-use in the paper making process.
Read more about the innovative work undertaken by Countrystyle and DS Smith in the June Edition of the CIWM Journal. CIWM Journal – Recycling Rejects