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UK waste giant to open plastics recycling facility

United States – UK waste management group Viridor is to open a US$ 20 million plastics recycling plant at Rochester in southeast England. The facility will have the capacity to handle 75 000 tonnes of mixed plastics per year.

Viridor′s resource management director Herman van der Meij calls the investment ′a signal of the company′s commitment towards helping develop a circular economy in the UK′. He added: ′Our industry is at the heart of making the green economy a reality.′

Viridor operates more than 300 recycling sites across the UK. At the new plant, mixed plastics will be processed into ′high quality′ clean plastic grades, ready to be used in the production of new plastic products and packaging.

Equipment being installed in the facility will include ballistic separators, eddy current separators, flexible screens and what the firm describes as ′the latest sensor-based sorting equipment′.

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