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Paper recycler raises Euro 50 000 for ‘fantastic project’

United Kingdom – Smurfit Kappa’s paper recycling depot at Tamworth near Birmingham in the UK has raised over £40 000 (close to Euro 50 000) for a leading charity in its community – the St Giles Hospice – which will help fund the provision of high-quality care for people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.

The paper recycling major pays for every tonne of material collected. Everything supplied to Smurfit Kappa ends up at its paper mill in nearby Nechells, Birmingham, and its sister mill in Kent where it is recycled into brown paper which is used to make new packaging materials. As well as generating much-needed funds for St Giles, the initiative provides a free and environmentally-responsible recycling solution for local businesses and ensures a valuable resource is put to good use close to home, the company points out.

‘We are delighted to have supported St Giles Hospice over the years,’ comments Smurfit Kappa’s Jeremy Green. ‘Its valuable work has positively benefited so many of our employees’ immediate families and friends.’

Smurfit Kappa intends to develop the partnership and hopes other businesses will help raise ‘even more money for St Giles by getting involved with this fantastic project’.

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