Cheshire news Plans for £20m recycling plant near Ellesmere Port given green light MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Enviroo facility is set to open in the summer of 2022 after plans were given the go-ahead
Breaking News ! A new £20 million recycling centre will be built near Ellesmere Port after plans were given the green light. Enviroo will open its first UK centre at Protos in the summer of 2022 and create 50 jobs in the process, BusinessLive reports. According to Enviroo, the new facility will take polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – the main material used for food and drinks packaging such as plastic bottles, and convert it into the raw material for new food-grade packaging. Enviroo will use technology to sort and wash the waste, before creating pellets to be used by manufacturers to create new packaging products. The tech will able to re-use 100% of the PET it takes in. The firm said this will become increasingly important from next year, when a new law will mean a tax charged on any packaging containing less than 30% recycled PET. Ahmed Detta, CEO and founder of Enviroo, said: “We are delighted to have our planning application approved. After a positive consultation with the community, we now look forward to being able to get down to business and deal with plastic waste here on our shores and importantly help to create a greener North West.
. Our facilities will provide the recycled PET manufacturers need in their products, while reducing the amount of virgin plastic.” Enviroo’s first facility is at the £165m Plastic Park at Protos, which will cluster together plastic recycling and recovery technologies to create value from plastic waste, helping to avoid it ending up in landfill, exported overseas or in the ocean. Jayne Hennessy, development manager at Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, added: “We are creating the UK’s first Plastic Park at Protos which will increase recycling rates, reducing landfill and the export of waste. "This will be done by clustering together different technologies, including Enviroo’s PET recycling facility and the plastic to hydrogen facility also consented at Protos. "We will be able to use technology and improved infrastructure to process many types of plastics collected by local authorities. Hopefully giving them the confidence to collect a wider range of plastic in the future."
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