Improved plant lets Welsh recycle bottles in Wales
New equipment for a recycling facility in Wales will allow the country to sort, clean and re-use bottles without having to move them out of the country first.
To stop this the Welsh Assembly has given £450,000 for the new facilities in Ebbw Vale owned by Plastic Sorting.
It is expected to be opened in 2010 and will be a fully green building with rainwater harvesting as well as heat and electricity generated from a renewable fuel source.
Jane Davidson, Welsh environment, sustainability and housing minister said: "I am delighted we have been able to support this important new project - a first in Wales.
"Having clean, good quality recyclable material such as plastic bottles will be a key part in making our vision for a society that produces as little waste as possible. This new plant will also mean local jobs and investment."
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