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First plant goes in to Casepak's Leicester MRF

Construction is progressing at Casepak’s £21m MRF in Leicester. The company received the first plant delivery of specialist sorting equipment from Bulk Handling Systems in the US this week.

The MRF, which is on track to be completed by September, will sort mixed collections of paper, card, plastic, metal and glass. It aims to recover 95% of material processed as a resource. Once the site is operational, Casepak predicts the creation of 50 jobs, with the prospect of 50 more as the volume of material processed increases.

Other specialist equipment to be delivered to the site includes:

  • specialist screening for highly compacted materials
  • fibre screens to produce high-quality newspapers and magazines
  • optical sorting technology to produce high-quality mixed paper fraction

Mark Smith, joint managing director at Casepak, said: “This is an exciting time for us. With the first arrival of the plant deliveries, we are one step closer to the MRF reaching completion. Once the facility becomes fully operational, it will more than double the quantity of material that Casepak can handle, as well as increase the number and type of materials that can be processed.”

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