Spanish firm, SAICA Natur, has entered into a supply agreement with Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd to manage and process 40,000tpa of paper and cardboard waste from nine district councils within the Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council catchment county boundary.
The supply agreement sees soft mixed kerbside collected paper and cardboard material from the nine district councils collected and delivered to one of five waste transfer stations or waste recovery parks operated by Global Renewables.
The material is then sorted and collected in bulk by vehicles capable of carrying 25 tonne loads and then transported either directly to SAICA’s PM11 paper mill in Partington, or to SAICA’s facility in Audenshaw where it is baled and subsequently delivered to PM11 for processing.
Barry Elder, Global Renewables – “We see this agreement being the beginning of a solid working relationship and hope to work with SAICA Paper to develop products that could be used within Lancashire to enjoy some closed loop success”
The practice of bulking up provides a considerable carbon footprint saving with district collection vehicles able to unload within, or in close proximity to, district borders.
Barry Elder, senior logistics & outputs general manager, Global Renewables, said: “We are delighted that we have entered into a mutually beneficial supply agreement to feed a large amount of Lancashire’s mixed paper and cardboard into SAICA Natur’s recently opened PM11 mill in Trafford Borough. We see this agreement being the beginning of a solid working relationship and hope to work with SAICA Paper to develop products that could be used within Lancashire to enjoy some closed loop success.”
“SAICA Natur was awarded the contract as the bid demonstrated commercial best value and security of the materials being processed. In addition to this we were very impressed with the PM11 Partington mill – an exciting and bold venture.
“Using the facility in Audenshaw, SAICA Natur has enabled the constant flow of the loose material from the collection network making sure it is quality checked, baled and ready for delivery to the PM11 facility,” said Elder.