Branded packaging waste needs to be handled with care, experts tell crowds at Label & Print

Confidential waste and recycling experts Russell Richardson had a crucia message for thousands of visitors at the UK's leading print and packaging event

Over 300 industry suppliers at the two-day Label & Print 2018 event were there to help visitors find new solutions for their packaging and print requirements. But Russell Richardson’s team were there to help companies get rid of print waste, misprinted, surplus or damaged packing and reels securely.

The firm, which works nationwide from its Sheffield facility to keep customers within the law and clutter-free, was the only exhibitor representing the secure waste and recycling sector at the Birmingham NEC event.

“Members of the print and packaging industry are well aware if there is any value in their waste but often don’t focus on security when it comes to the destruction of branded material,” said the award-winning firm’s marketing manager Emma Moorhouse. “We advised numerous visitors on how to get rid of old stock and branded material responsibly.”

Russell Richardson are secure destruction and recycling experts currently celebrating 40th year in business.   

The company operates from a central UK site and has a fleet of collection trucks and mobile shredders which work the length and breadth of the UK and can deal with small regular collections to multi-tonne pick-ups.

The company has invested in a reel splitter to cater for print and packaging companies with large reels of material to destroy, taking reels and reel ends away for secure destruction and recycling.

Russell Richardson’s state-of-the-art shredder can tackle a huge range of materials - including branded plastics, uniforms, wrappers, cores, palletised paper and other bulky waste - at the rate of seven tonnes an hour.  

Added Emma: “Security-wise we can destroy almost anything and of any capacity.”  

Customers with very large volumes of commercial waste paper and cardboard may find it earns them money. Russell Richardson can turn waste into revenue via the recycling industry and pay rebates back to the companies it collects from.  

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