Essity invests to extract more fibre from food and beverage cartons


Global hygiene and health company Essity is investing €11 million (£9.40 million) in its Hondouville mill in France to extract 98% of the paper fibres contained in food and beverage containers.

Since 2008, the mill has recycled 63% of all the food and beverage cartons that are sorted, collected and recycled in France.


As a result of this investment, a further 24,000 tonnes per year will be recycled at the mill.

They will be used as part of the fibre mix for its Tork branded professional hygiene products.

Essity chief executive and president Magnus Groth said: “This investment improves our contribution to a circular society with cost-effective and sustainable production.

“We also take important steps towards reaching Essity’s goal that all production waste will be subject to material or energy recovery by 2030.”

The improved recycling system will be operational during the first half of 2022.

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