Palm Recycling contracted as preferred supplier of recycling solutions to West Ferry Printers, will support newsprint waste paper recovery system generating 5,000 tonnes of fiber for its mill in Norfolk, England

ELLESMERE PORT, England , March 12, 2012 (press release) – Palm Recycling has been appointed preferred supplier of recycling solutions to Luton-based West Ferry Printers, a contract that sees Palm support a modern and efficient newsprint waste paper recovery system that minimises manual handling, increases revenues as well as reducing the system’s overall carbon footprint.

Palm Recycling worked closely with West Ferry Printers to provide a new and innovative closed loop system, which through significant capital investment sees a system of trailers used to collect waste for delivery to the Palm Paper Mill whilst conversely, finished product from the Mill is returned to the printers. The tailored solution also ensures that the system is always fully operational and provides for training.

Richard Waterson, commercial & marketing manager, Palm Recycling, said: “West Ferry Printers approached Palm Recycling looking for ideas that would improve the efficiency of the waste recovery system proposed for a new printing facility as well as look at ways that could increase revenues and reduce manual handling. Palm designed a fully inclusive collection service that would handle all waste streams even those that were classified hazardous, in addition to delivering the required efficiencies.”

David Broadhurst, CEO, West Ferry Printers, said: “We wanted a solution that took care of itself allowing use to do what we do best, which is printing newspapers. Palm Recycling worked closely with West Ferry Printers to provide an integrated system that not only keeps us at the fore of UK newsprint printing, but also as a recycler of redundant materials.

Having previously worked with Palm Recycling at Broughton Print for many years, we were aware about their expertise in pressroom installations, so they were the obvious partner of choice.”

The new closed loop system Palm has established for West Ferry Printers is a result of significant investment by Palm - £200,000 - generating 5,000 tonnes of fibre supply to the Palm Paper state-of-the-art mill in Norfolk.

Richard added: “We are proud to be involved with such a project from the start as it gave us the opportunity to showcase our “closed loop” solutions and by working closely with West Ferry Printers, implement a solution that is the envy of the printing industry.”

Palm Recycling has been assisting pressrooms across the UK for over 25 years, providing bespoke solutions that meet all recycling requirements. The contract with West Ferry Printers started test printing in November 2011.

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