Virginia recycled pulp plant begins buying bales

A mixed paper and OCC pulping operation is nearing completion on the Eastern Seaboard and plans to start producing unbleached recycled pulp in early January, a company owner said. 

The $80 million Total Fiber Recovery plant in Chesapeake, Va., near the Port of Norfolk, will purchase mixed paper and OCC bales and recycle them into dried unbleached recycled pulp (URP) for export. The plant will process roughly 700 tons per day, said Steve Miller, CEO of Bulk Handling Systems, the parent company for Total Fiber Recovery. 

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