Corrugated Recycling

DS Smith lauds CPI for hard-hitting recyclability guidelines

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) launched its ‘Paper & Board Packaging Recyclability Guidelines’ – a forward-thinking roadmap, developed in collaboration with leading names from across the supply chain, to help retailers and brands specify and design easily recyclable packaging.

DS Smith was a key contributor to the document, using its packaging and recycling experts to offer insight and experience to help shape sustainable packaging design for the future. From material use and production techniques, to food contact guidance, the company’s position as both a producer and reprocessor proved instrumental to the report’s development. The report details practical advice for manufacturers about which production materials should be prioritised and which should be avoided to allow better recycling of paper-based packaging.  

Wolfgang Schwarz, Technology and Manufacturing Manager at DS Smith’s Paper division, commented, “At DS Smith, we see the opportunity for packaging to play a powerful role in the world around us. We help our customers respond to changing shopping habits with sustainable packaging solutions that our society needs. Achieving high recyclability while maximising functionality is not easy but, when you consider the environmental impact of poorly designed packaging products, the value of doing so is clear. Being involved in developing these guidelines was an important exercise to not only guide the quality of recyclable materials arriving at paper mills, but also support the wider packaging industry to embrace best practice design for recycling.”

To download a copy of the report, click here.