A second food grade plastics recycling plant will be built by Closed Loop Recycling (CLR), as part of its development of a major plastics recycling infrastructure. Expansion plans were confirmed as the company announced it had secured further funding from the Foresight Group.
CLRs first plant, in Dagenham, is due to open in June this year, while a number of sites across the UK have been identified for the second plant. CLR managing director Chris Dow said: Our first plant, when it opens, will be at full capacity. We are committed to an ongoing investment programme to build closed loop recycling infrastructure in the UK. We believe we are pioneering the future in packaging solutions.
The second plant is expected to have a similar capacity to the Dagenham site, which will process 35,000 tonnes of recycled PET and HDPE plastic back into new food packaging each year.
Marks & Spencer was the first large retailer to commit to sending plastic waste from its London stores to CLRs Dagenham plant. While Veolia Environmental Services, which will supply waste material to Dagenham when it opens will also supply CLRs future plants.