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Plastics recycler opens £1m sorting facility

Plastics recycler Centriforce Products has opened a £1m plastics recycling facility at its Liverpool production centre.

The facility will be used to sort mixed plastic waste streams from a range of sources including the retail and construction industries, and prepare a quality feedstock for production.

It is the culmination of an expansion programme that has seen Centriforce double its production capacity over the past four years to more than 10,000 tonnes per annum.

Managing director Simon Carroll said: “Centriforce has taken the bold decision to develop an in-house capability for sorting mixed plastic waste feedstock.

“We are still only one of a few UK recyclers to take this course, but we believe it is important to invest in a long-term solution.

“The UK recycled plastics industry can play a key part in generating demand for mixed plastic waste streams from both municipal and industrial sources, thus contributing to UK landfill reduction targets.

“To do this we need to develop an infrastructure capable of delivering a reliable supply of high quality feedstock. We decided that the only way to guarantee the high-performance products our customers expect was to invest in our own facilities.”

MP Louise Ellman, who opened the new facility, said: “As a private investor, Centriforce is putting its faith in the UK’s growing recycling industry and is making a valuable contribution towards a more robust infrastructure for UK plastics recycling in future.”

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