DS Smith Zarnesti paper mill has inaugurated its new Waste Water Treatment Plant, which is an essential component of Euro 11 million worth investment plan, launched in 2021.
The new Waste Water Treatment Plant, which began construction in 2021, will contribute to increasing the paper production capacity of the mill while reducing it's operational impact on the environment, including reducing fresh water consumption by up to 20%, and technical waste quantity by 60%. The investments package will also contribute to decreasing both gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, with projected CO2 savings of up to 4,500 tons per year.
The paper mill was taken over by the DS Smith group in 2018 and has benefited, throughout these 5 years, through an extensive modernisation programme undertaken by the company.
Using exclusively recycled paper, the DS Smith paper mill in Zărnești is the largest production unit of its kind in Romania, serving almost half of the local demand for packaging paper.
In Romania, DS Smith owns a coordination centre for recycling operations in Bucharest, two recycling depots in Stefanesti and Cluj-Napoca, a paper mill in Zărnești, two packaging production units in Ghimbav and Timisoara and three service centers, in Pitesti, Timișoara and Otopeni, Ilfov county, where a total of 650 employees work.