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Go-ahead for 'unrecyclables' recycling plant at Perth

Recycling Technologies has gained planning permission for its first chemical recycling RT7000 machine, at Perthshire’s Binn Eco Park.

It said the machine can recycle 7,000 tonnes a year of mixed plastic waste, and will come on-stream in mid-2019, converting plastic waste to Plaxx, an oil used in making new polymers.

The company said it would create capacity for plastics usually considered unrecyclable such as films, coloured and laminated plastics, crisp packets and food pouches.

Packaging recovery notes will be sold in an exclusive three-year deal with compliance partner Ecosurety.

The first RT7000 will be built at Recycling Technologies’ facility in Swindon.

Chief executive Adrian Griffiths said: “Our goal is to double the current UK recycling capacity by installing 50 machines UK-wide, starting in Scotland.

“We are changing the story of plastic by providing a commercial solution to chemically recycle waste plastic currently blighting the world’s environment.”

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