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Enval plans laminate packaging recycling plant

Environmental services company Enval has formed a consortium with owners of consumer goods brands for the construction of a recycling facility for flexible laminate packaging.

The technology separates the previously unrecyclable material into its constituent components, producing clean aluminium ready for introduction into the secondary aluminium supply chain and hydrocarbons that can be used as fuel or chemical feedstock.

Business development director David Boorman said: “Enval is delighted to announce the formation of the Enval Consortium. By participating in this, our partners are demonstrating their commitment to tackling the environmental consequences arising from their own products’ end-of-life.

“Their support and involvement are vital components of our business development strategy and pave the way for the rapid commercialisation of the Enval technology.”

Enval said the identity of the consortium’s membership is currently confidential.

Commercialisation of the process means that packaging systems based on materials such as pouches for drinks and pet food, aseptic drink cartons and laminate tubes can be completely recycled.

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