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Axion award for taking ELV recovery to ‘new levels’

United Kingdom – Plastics recycling specialist Axion Polymers has won the Technology Trailblazer Materials Recovery category of the Resource Revolution Awards 2013. The UK company was recognised for its ‘pioneering work’ in recycling materials from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) for reuse in new and closed-loop applications such as automotive components.

Axion’s multi-million pound Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) in Manchester was hailed as one of the most advanced of its type in Europe for separating useful materials from automotive shredder residue (ASR). This is already capable of achieving more than 95% recycling and recovery of materials from ELVs, thus taking recovery rates to ‘new levels’.

Axion director Keith Freegard says: ‘We are delighted and very proud that our skills in innovative resource recovery processes and developing new technologies have been recognised in this way.’ Winning the Trailblazer title ‘will give us added confidence in new investment plans for the facility during 2013’, he adds.

The London event was hosted by and ‘Local Authority Waste & Recycling Magazine’.

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