The recycling company based in Dagenham, East London, Closed Loop Recycling, have just made the announcement that they are going to be increasing the capacity that their recycling plant puts out. It is estimated that the facility, which currently has an output of over 30,000 tonnes per year, is going to increase its output to 85,000 tonnes.
The marketing manager for the company, Nick Cliffe recently stated, “We estimate that this facility expansion is going to cost somewhere in the region of £12 million and is going to create hundreds of jobs in the UK.”
It is estimated that the expansion is going to create 100 jobs directly and also all of the positions of the plant that might have been at risk are going to be safeguarded. Mr Cliffe continued, “We are currently predominantly recycling plastic bottles, but we are hoping to meet the government targets that have been set by recycling a great deal of other forms of plastic packaging. Currently we don’t have the facilities to do this so this is what the expansion is going to make possible.
“The packaging that we are going to recycle is going to mean that it doesn’t end up in landfill, and by going through the recycling process, the plastic is going to be reintroduced at the start of the chain, and will be able to make brand-new plastic products once again. We estimate that the facilities will be fully constructed and operational later next year, but we are looking to get started on the construction in the immediate future.” The expansion is going to see the plant increase its output of food grade resin plastics.