Papeles Nervión was established in 1980 and was located for years at the number 45 of Ribera de Zorrozaurre. The company was dedicated to the recycling, recovery and packaging of paper and cardboard and in addition to the Ribera, it also had centers in Amorebieta (Biscay) and Cantabria.

In 2008, the waste management company Despanorsa (Desperdicios de papel del Norte, S.L.) absorbed Papeles Nervión. The 100-150 people who formed the staff of Papeles Nervión were maintained after the merger operation, and the group went on to manage around 500,000 tons a year. Despanorsa belongs to the paper group SAICA (Spain) and Newark San Andrés (USA) and is a leader in Waste Management for private companies and public bodies in the North of Spain. Its recycling technology consists of sorting, cleaning, baling and selling, as different products such as paper-cardboard and plastic bales, pallets, bulk scrap or textiles are produced.

The building used for years by Papeles Nervión, built in 1950, was demolished in 2018.


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