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UK company calls for more waste plastic

A factory that makes products from extruded plastic has made a patriotic plea for the UK to send waste plastics to its plant in Liverpool rather than China.

A typical application of Centriforce recycled plastic

The company says its plans for expansion may have to be put on hold as so much of the UK's waste plastic is either going abroad or to landfill.

Centriforce pioneered the Stokbord sheet, made from recycled polyethylene, which is used for products such as park benches and underground cable covers.

The company wants to gather forces such as the Government and environmental bodies to work in favour of "keeping the home extruders working".

Centriforce managing director Simon Carroll said: "It is inconceivable that a successful business based on quality recycled materials that meets a growing demand for more sustainable, and in this instance better products, can be put at risk because the mountain of waste we generate in the UK is being shipped thousands of miles across the world."

Companies with waste plastics such as shrink wrap, bubble wrap, garment covers, plastic bottles and film scrap are asked to contact Centriforce to discuss possibilities.

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