Smurfit Kappa is investing €27 million in a new waste management and recovery facility at its Nervión paper mill in Iurreta, Spain.
The investment will see the mill adopt a fully circular production process involving the biggest landfill reduction project Smurfit Kappa has undertaken to date to support the delivery of its 2025 sustainability commitments.
The project will have a positive impact on the mill’s carbon footprint by diverting 75,000 tons of waste from landfill and eliminating approximately 450,000 km per year in road transport.
The initiative has been developed in a collaborative process between Smurfit Kappa Nervión and several technology firms.
The project is nearing completion and the plant expected to be fully operational later in the year.