​Shotton MRF (materials recovery facility)

The UPM Shotton mill provides an example of how integrated processes enable UPM to maximise the possibilities of reuse for its by-products throughout the production process.

​The Shotton paper mill processes 360,000 tonnes of dry, recovered paper every year and produces paper out of it.

In February 2011, the materials recovery facility at UPM Shotton was launched to process mixed materials including plastics, cans and other household recyclables gathered in the UK’s domestic recycling system. The recovery facility is able to sort up to 250,000 tonnes of mixed materials sourced from across the UK. Around 20% of the recovered paper used as a raw material in the mill’s paper production process comes from the MRF plant.