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Greenstar UK acquisitions are first steps in global expansion plan

Irish-owned waste management company Greenstar Environmental said it was set to become a major player in the UK industrial, commercial and domestic recycling industry and plans to develop a series of large materials recycling facilities (MRF).
As part of an ambitious growth strategy, Greenstar has undergone a re-branding exercise and acquired two UK companies known for their recycling services earlier this month.

Greenstar managing director Ian Wakelin said: The Greenstar name is extremely well known in Ireland and by changing our name we are taking the first steps in creating a global brand, committed to delivering recycling-led waste management solutions.

It acquired Wastelink Services, giving it more geographic options and capabilities within the industrial and commercial markets and R U Recycling, which will expand its ability to recycle post consumer domestic waste.

R U Recycling came with a 50,000 tonne a year commingled MRF in Lancashire, and links with 16 local authorities around the country.

Greenstar said its plans included opening one of the UKs largest domestic recycling facilities, near the centre of Birmingham.

Wakelin added: Having the right services, the right people and the right facilities in place and utilising the best technologies available in the industry will put us well on the road towards creating a substantial recycling-led waste management business that will help the UK address what are set to become even more stringent recycling targets.

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