Plastics recycling plant closes the loop

Difficult to recycle plastics like Tyvek, PETG, polypropylene (i.e. Correx) and polyethylene film will be the feedstock for a new plastics recycling plant to be opened in Stockton-on-Tees.

The brainchild of Waste Exchange Services’ md James Donaldson, the plant will process difficult materials on a toll and purchase basis.

“We aim to process plastics that have been causing a customer specific problems,” said Donaldson. “We will be designing both closed and open loop systems to solve a number of opportunities that have come to our attention through our waste exchange and WESPACK compliance scheme operations.”

“We have chosen flexible equipment to allow these goals to be met.”

The service will include collecting, sorting and converting waste plastic into high grade pellets and into products like recycling bins. The company is also planning to toll process difficult mixed wastes, composite materials, mixtures of PET and Polypropylene for re-use in the generating industries like automobiles and shoes.

The plant will be full operational in January 1999.

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