Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

New trial could increase country's plastics recycling capacity

Shredding and collection of commercial and industrial rigid plastics using a mobile shredding unit will be trialled with the aim of increasing the UK’s plastics recycling capacity.

Axion Recycling will carry out the six month trial from April, thanks to funding from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). It will target rigid plastics such as bakery trays and wheelie bins, of which there are a significant number.

These are difficult to recycle currently because of their bulky nature and high transportation costs. By shredding the items at the customer’s premises, collection and transportation will be more economical due to the space savings.

Axion Recycling founder Keith Freegard said: “If we are able to prove this is a commercially viable process and continue with the service after the trial, this concept has the potential to divert a tremendous amount of rigid plastic from landfill.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.