Greif’s Paper Packaging and Services (PPS) business has confirmed two significant investments in its recycling operations to support its growth strategy in sustainable paper packaging solutions.
A new 81,000 sq ft paper recycling facility for collecting, processing, and baling has opened in Florence, KY, bringing Greif’s total number of recycling facilities across North America to 19.
In addition, Greif has more than doubled the size of its paper fiber recycling plant in Nashville, TN, to enhance efficiency and support accelerated growth. The expanded facility covers a floor space of 72,000 sq ft.
Both plants are located in areas where demand for a collection of waste fiber and the supply of recycled paper and board is experiencing continued growth.
“These exciting projects will help strengthen Greif’s PPS division and are an important part of our investment strategy,” explained John Grinnell, Vice President and General Manager – Recycling Group, Greif. “Together they are expected to grow Greif’s fiber basket by more than 5,000 tons per month. The paper fiber recycling plants are located near Greif-operated paperboard mills and other containerboard and recycled paper product manufacturers, and where greater growth opportunities are possible. By positioning capacity closer to our suppliers and customers, we can better support their sustainability targets while aligning with our own environmental goals.”