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Sims WEEE plant opens in Wales

A further 100,000 tonnes a year of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment processing capacity has been added to the UK, with the opening of Sims Recycling Solutions flagship WEEE plant in Newport, Wales.

The £12 million plant was officially opened yesterday (9 February, 2009) by First Minister for Wales, the Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan. This is good for Newport and good for Wales. This facility puts Wales at the top of the tree for WEEE, Morgan said.

Sims Recycling Solutions Global chief executive Graham Davy said the facility was the worlds most technologically advanced plant. The company has put in bespoke plastics separation technology, which should allow it to create more saleable plastics polymer fractions. The new plant has gained from knowledge from the companys WEEE operations in other parts of the world such as The Netherlands and Germany.

The site will recover and recycle all types of domestic and commercial WEEE and also has an asset recovery section for business equipment that can be upgraded and reused.

Read more about the new plant in MRWs upcoming WEEE feature out on March 6.

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