DS Smith’s Jim Malone becomes chair of CEPI recycling committee

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UK-based DS Smith’s European sales and purchasing director Jim Malone has taken over the chairmanship of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) recycling and product committee.

He said: “There are many ongoing issues that I plan to oversee, including implementing the new EN643 paper grade, looking at the impacts of food contact within the paper sector and ensuring end of waste paper criteria is sensible and practical for the industry.”

As part of his chairmanship, he also plans to promote and maximise high quality recycling.

He added: “The committee will keep an active eye on legislation and how new regulations could impact on the paper industry’s activities. We are working on ideas for increasing lobbying and engagement work, particularly towards local authorities and consumers.”