Smurfit-Stone Recycling International Opens New European Recycling Sales
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<p>CREVE COEUR, Mo. and <location>CHICAGO</location>, <chron>Feb. 5</chron> /CNW/ -- Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's Recycling division today announced the opening of its European office in <location>Rotterdam</location>, <location>Netherlands</location>.</p>
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<p>The <location>Rotterdam</location> office is part of Smurfit-Stone Recycling International, which represents the Company's recycling and waste solutions business outside <location>North America</location>.</p>
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<p>"This is an important expansion of our global activities, which focus on identifying and implementing new and improved ways to support our customers' international businesses," said <person>Mike Oswald</person>, senior vice president and general manager of the Company's Recycling division.</p>
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<p>The <location>Rotterdam</location> location will source recovered paper in <location>Europe</location> for sale in <location>China</location> through the Company's <location>Shanghai</location> office.  The material will also be sold to Smurfit-Stone's customers elsewhere in Asia as well as in <location>Europe</location> and Central and <location>South America</location>.</p>
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<p>"Having an 'on-the-ground' presence in <location>Europe</location> will help us to better anticipate and respond to global market conditions and support increased material recovery efforts in <location>Europe</location>," Oswald said.  "The bottom line is that this allows us to provide the same high quality and service we are known for in <location>North America</location> to our new and existing customers around the world."</p>
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<p>Smurfit-Stone is investing in automated sort systems and focusing on strategic partnerships with municipalities, waste haulers, communities and environmental organizations in order to mine deeper into the waste stream.</p>
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<p>Smurfit-Stone operates 30 materials recovery facilities and has sales and procurement offices in <location>North America</location>, Asia and <location>Europe</location>.  The Company's experts provide waste management solutions to some of the world's largest corporations.</p>
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<p>Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is one of the industry's leading integrated containerboard and corrugated packaging producers, and one of the world's largest paper recyclers. The company is a member of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and the <location>Chicago</location> Climate Exchange.  Smurfit-Stone generated revenue of <money>$7.04 billion</money> in 2008; has led the industry in safety every year since 2001; and conducts its business in compliance with the environmental, health, and safety principles of the American Forest & Paper Association.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Mike Mullin, +1-314-656-5845, or Lisa Esneault, +1-314-656-5786, both for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Web Site: http://www.smurfit-stone.com

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