recycling operation is one of the largest collectors and marketers
of recovered paper in the world. Smurfit Stone's reclamation
business handles approximately 6.5 million tons of recovered paper
annually through their 23 reclamation facilities, 12 domestic
sales offices, and their office in Shanghai, China. The company's
own U.S. Paper mills consume about 48 percent of the fiber collected,
while approximately 52 percent of the recover fiber is sold on
the open market to other paper mills and customers located in
The recycling programs at Smurfit-Stone are an integral part of the company's philosophy and commitment to being the premier packaging company in North America. In addition to being the world's largest paper-based packaging company, Smurfit-Stone also operates the world's largest paper reclamation business.
Smurfit-Stone is a leading U.S. exporter of recycled paper, shipping to more than 30 countries. While recovered paper collection makes up a majority of their sales, they also market aluminum cans, glass, and plastics through their multi-materials group. Smurfit-Stone can serve as a one-stop recycling resource for communities, waste haulers, major retailers, and manufacturers.
The Philadelphia Reclamation Plant is attached to the Philadelphia Boxboard Mill. The reclamation plant has the capabilities to directly feed recycled fiber into the boxboard mill's pulping machines. The following are a quick overview of each facility.
Philadelphia Reclamation Plant:
· Manages the newspaper recycling contract for the city of Philadelphia.
· Processes and markets approximately 840,000 tons of recovered fiber per year.
· Employs 25 hourly and salaried employees.
· Processes ONP, OCC, and various high-grade papers from a number of different municipalities as well as local businesses in the area.
· Makes boxboard from 100 percent recovered fiber - no virgin pulp (trees).
· Consumes over 170,000 tons of recycled paper per year, including approximately 40,000 tons from the Philadelphia Reclamation facility.
· Recycles all the water used in the plant's operation through a closed loop system.
· Produces clay-coated recycled boxboard that is used for a variety of folding carton styles appropriate for nearly all folding carton end-uses, which include food, beverages, soap, paper, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and electronics.
If you have any questions concerning Smurfit-Stone please contact Jim Dilenno (Plant Manager) at 215-984-7100 or jdilenno(a)smurfit.com.