First paper is produced at SAICA’s new recycled paper mill in Partington, Trafford

First published in Partington

A £300 MILLION recycled paper mill is up and running in Partington.

The plant has produced its first containerboard paper for sale to customers.

The state-of-the-art mill, on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, is Spanish firm SAICA’s first in the UK and the first ‘new’ containerboard paper mill to be built in the UK for decades.

The construction of the mill on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal has seen what was undeveloped land transformed into a world leading centre for containerboard manufacture.

The recycled paper mill will use UK recovered papers to produce 400,000 tonnes of recycled containerboard each year – enough paper to cover the 196 mile distance from Partington to London every three hours.

The new paper mill will help to divert the export of some 450,000 tonnes a year of used paper by recycling it within the UK - reducing carbon emissions by 84,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking 28,000 cars off the road each year.

Cllr Mike Cornes, executive member for economic growth and prosperity at Trafford Council, said: “Through the cooperation and commitment shown by Trafford Council and other stakeholders in supporting this investment we have been able to help SAICA to deliver every aspect of this successful project.”

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10:29am Fri 27 Jan 12

watching says...

Good news for Trafford. A great boost for the unemployed in the area.
Good news for Trafford. A great boost for the unemployed in the area. watching
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12:27pm Fri 27 Jan 12

dipperdapper says...

from what information i have not many people from partington got any jobs at the plant, it would also be of huge benefit to partington carrington and to the wider community if this company could build a much needed cycle path from waitrose in broadheath to the last bridge next to the plant on manchester rd
from what information i have not many people from partington got any jobs at the plant, it would also be of huge benefit to partington carrington and to the wider community if this company could build a much needed cycle path from waitrose in broadheath to the last bridge next to the plant on manchester rd dipperdapper
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10:50pm Fri 27 Jan 12

Vicandste says...

Wonderful mill, no jobs for locals.... But great noise and light pollution
Wonderful mill, no jobs for locals.... But great noise and light pollution Vicandste
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6:08pm Sun 29 Jan 12

mms98 says...

I was sure that the company tried to recruit locally and set up a job fare?

Qualifications would have been needed more than a partington postcode.

Why should a company make a cycle path ? They make/recycle paper not tarmac.

Having driven past many times I've not heard any noise and what light pollution?

Good luck to them and may they stay in business for a long time.
I was sure that the company tried to recruit locally and set up a job fare? Qualifications would have been needed more than a partington postcode. Why should a company make a cycle path ? They make/recycle paper not tarmac. Having driven past many times I've not heard any noise and what light pollution? Good luck to them and may they stay in business for a long time. mms98
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3:55pm Mon 30 Jan 12

partingtonanon says...

They never tried, I heard once of a recruitment day and that was it. Half of the people they have got are from other paper mills that have failed because they didnt have to spend money on training them. i reckon if they did give jobs out to people in partington they would have done a good job! the noise pollution is horriblem you may have drove past and heard nothing but your not next to it 24/7, some nights it sounds like a jumbo jet has landed in the garden. yes its great news for trafford, but they need to take more consideration for the residents of partington.
They never tried, I heard once of a recruitment day and that was it. Half of the people they have got are from other paper mills that have failed because they didnt have to spend money on training them. i reckon if they did give jobs out to people in partington they would have done a good job! the noise pollution is horriblem you may have drove past and heard nothing but your not next to it 24/7, some nights it sounds like a jumbo jet has landed in the garden. yes its great news for trafford, but they need to take more consideration for the residents of partington. partingtonanon
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3:56pm Mon 30 Jan 12

partingtonanon says...

They never tried, I heard once of a recruitment day and that was it. Half of the people they have got are from other paper mills that have failed because they didnt have to spend money on training them. i reckon if they did give jobs out to people in partington they would have done a good job! the noise pollution is horriblem you may have drove past and heard nothing but your not next to it 24/7, some nights it sounds like a jumbo jet has landed in the garden. yes its great news for trafford, but they need to take more consideration for the residents of partington.
They never tried, I heard once of a recruitment day and that was it. Half of the people they have got are from other paper mills that have failed because they didnt have to spend money on training them. i reckon if they did give jobs out to people in partington they would have done a good job! the noise pollution is horriblem you may have drove past and heard nothing but your not next to it 24/7, some nights it sounds like a jumbo jet has landed in the garden. yes its great news for trafford, but they need to take more consideration for the residents of partington. partingtonanon
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9:53pm Sat 4 Feb 12

Vicandste says...

I could not agree more with partingtonanon... Driving past just gives a snap shot of the mill.
I have this mill at the back of my house, smoke floating across the back of my house, noise, and light pollution... Great, not to mention the fact that my house price will now have decreased. Who would want to buy a house with this at the back of it.... Yes it may have been good for Trafford, but lets really have a look at how many people of the local area have a job there... Partington 2. This is not great for the area, this mill should have been build in a non residential area.....
I could not agree more with partingtonanon... Driving past just gives a snap shot of the mill. I have this mill at the back of my house, smoke floating across the back of my house, noise, and light pollution... Great, not to mention the fact that my house price will now have decreased. Who would want to buy a house with this at the back of it.... Yes it may have been good for Trafford, but lets really have a look at how many people of the local area have a job there... Partington 2. This is not great for the area, this mill should have been build in a non residential area..... Vicandste
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