Canadian Plastics

Mega-recycling facility opens in England

A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.

May 11, 2012   Canadian Plastics

A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.

In partnership with Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE), ECO Plastics has built the 15 million pound (US$24 million) recycling plant at its site near Gainsborough.

The plant sorts and cleans used plastic packaging and turns this into new bottles within six weeks.

The project is part of a 10-year joint venture between CCE and ECO Plastics.

The plant will enable the UK to process 75,000 tonnes of PET per year, up from 35,000, said CCE.

Jonathan Short, managing director of ECO Plastics, said the facility was now the largest of its kind in the world. “[CCE] has provided us with the confidence to invest in the next-generation technology which will be crucial to our industry’s future development,” he said.


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