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DS Smith Recycling appoints new managing director for UK

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The British paper and packaging group DS Smith as announced the appointment of Andy Berrisford as its new United Kingdom managing director for recycling.

Berrisford will be responsible for the company’s recycling operations in the U.K., helping customers to reduce waste and increase recycling rates. The manager joins DS Smith after 13 years with packaging company Amcor and he will be based at DS Smith’s recycling head office in Caerphilly. «I’m delighted to join DS Smith as UK Managing Director for recycling,» says Berrisford commenting his new role, «as I’ve followed and admired the company’s work over several years. Having previously worked in the packaging market, I understand the importance of reducing the environmental impact of packaging and have experienced the swift acceleration of e-commerce globally throughout the COVID pandemic. Through becoming a part of DS Smith’s recycling division, I’ll get to work closely with our customers and be at the very heart of the circular economy and our closed loop offering.»

«I am excited to have Andy on board at such a crucial time,» remarks Rogier Gerritsen, the managing director of DS Smith’s overall Recycling Division. Our customers are facing new recycling challenges brought about by changes in consumer shopping habits and attitudes towards sustainable packaging as a result of Covid. Andy will really help us focus on improving collection infrastructures so that we can recycle more by collecting the best quality materials.»

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