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News round-up 19/5

Welsh EfW facility underway; Deal for innovative plastic technology; Tyre recycler in UK’s top 100 SME exporters; Yorkshire plant blaze

Welsh EfW facility underway

Work has started on the £100m Enviroparks Wales energy-from-waste facility (pictured).

Enviroparks is a Welsh company that has received UK government backing via a £150m, 15-year subsidy to produce green electricity from the advanced thermal treatment of waste.

Dawnus Construction has been contracted to build the facility which will create 200 construction jobs and approximately 200 longer term positions.

Welsh economy Minister Edwina Hart said “I am very pleased to see this project go ahead with Welsh Government support, as it will contribute to our objective for Wales to become a world leader in green energy.”

Press release

Deal for innovative plastic technology

Environmental Recycling Technologies (ERT), which holds patent rights for its powder impression moulding (PIM) process, has signed heads of terms with international metals recycler Metallis Recycling to incorporate a joint venture company for the manufacture and sale of PIM flat sheet for the UK market. 

The joint venture will initially be owned on a 50% basis by both parties.

Lee Clayton, managing director of ERT, said: “We have been looking for a partner who could take on the manufacture and supply of this sought after product and have actively decided upon a closer participation with our new flagship UK manufacturer so that we can contribute more actively to the business.” 

Press release

Tyre recycler in UK’s top 100 SME exporters

A UK tyre recycling company ranked in the UK’s top 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which have grown their exports the fastest over the last two years.

Murfitts Industries been recognised in the ‘Sunday Times SME Export Track 100’.

The company manufactures rubber granules for use in artificial sports pitches, children’s playgrounds, carpet underlay and modified road asphalt.

It produces the granules from recycled vehicle tyres at its plant in Lakenheath, Suffolk, processing around 11 million car tyres each year.

Press release

Yorkshire recycling plant blaze

Firefighters were called to a recycling plant in Selby, North Yorkshire, after 500 tonnes of shredded material caught fire.

They arrived at the scene at 1.30am and extinguished the blaze with help from another crew sent from Snaith in Humberside.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said the cause was believed to be spontaneous combustion.

York Press

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