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Paper recycling: Briggs to retire from MLUK

United Kingdom – Paul Briggs, managing director of major recovered fibre exporter Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises UK (MLUK), is to retire at the end of August.

Since setting up the Nottingham-based business in 2007, he has overseen the supply of around 7 million tonnes of recovered fibre to leading Chinese mill group Lee & Man Paper, for which MLUK is the exclusive agent in the UK and Ireland.

Briggs, whose previous companies include mill group Sonoco, has been a powerful advocate of the need for recovered paper suppliers to provide high-quality material.

He insists to Recycling International that the recovered paper industry ‘has got to start producing a product that is, without question, uncontaminated’ by excessive levels of non-paper components and moisture. ‘Only then,’ he adds, ‘can we stop calling it a waste.’

Briggs will be succeeded as MLUK’s managing director by Colin Clarke who joined the company last summer as commercial manager after 11 years with DS Smith and 10 years with BPB Recycling.

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