Smurfit Kappa Recycling makes two new key appointments

Smurfit Kappa Recycling has announced two key appointments for Scotland and the North. Clare Tolland has joined the company as regional manager for the north with overall responsibility for the Smurfit Kappa Recycling depots in Glasgow, Preston and Blackburn, while Alanna Greenaway has been appointed as the new commercial manager for Smurfit Kappa Recycling in Scotland. Alanna will be based at Smurfit Kappa Recycling's Glasgow depot and develop the company's paper and board recycling collection business across the public and private sectors. Both will report to UK operations manager Gary Grant.

Previously regional business manager for Macfarlane Packaging in Scotland and a director of Clyde Polythene Ltd, subsidiary of Euro Packaging plc, Clare has an in-depth knowledge of the packaging industry. Alanna has over 10 years commercial experience within the waste management industry, working for Shanks Waste Services in a number of customer-facing roles and, more recently, for Viridor Waste Management as account manager.

Smurfit Kappa Recycling has recently invested £100,000 in modernising its Glasgow plant which handles 55,000 tonnes of paper and card annually. Gary Grant, UK operations manager for Smurfit Kappa Recycling said: "We are thrilled that both Clare and Alanna have come on board to develop our business in Scotland and the North. Their combined knowledge of the waste and packaging sectors will enable us to divert many more tonnes of paper and card away from landfill and to realise the full potential of our Glasgow plant."

Part of the world's largest paper-based packaging group, Smurfit Kappa Recycling provides bespoke and sustainable solutions for businesses and organisations of all sizes including recovery of cardboard, paper and plastics, security shredding and waste disposal. Its two UK paper mills provide a reliable market for recovered paper and cardboard which it reprocesses to produce new packaging materials.