UK toilet roll producer to invest in new paper recycling plant


New investment UK toilet roll maker Essity has announced plans to construct a new paper recycling plant, aiming to replace the company’s 50-year-old recycling factory.


Under the plan, the manufacturer is to allocate some £30 million  (US$36.5 million) to the project, according to the information obtained by local news site


Paul Oliver, the firm’s programme manager, said that the “old Unifibres building has served us well – but both it and some of the equipment it houses have reached the end of their working lives.”


“Essity is committed to a more sustainable future, and using recycled paper in our toilet rolls and paper towels has always been central to that. A high proportion of recycled paper in our products is also popular with our supermarket customers and environmentally-aware shoppers,” he said.