MARCH 2012

Plastics waste sorting facility opens in UK

Centriforce Products, the UK’s largest independent plastics recycler, has invested over $1.5 million in a new plastic recycling facility (PRF) at its 6-acre Liverpool production center.

The new facility officially opened in February by local MP Louise Ellman. Her visit recognized the private investment being made by Centriforce to guarantee a reliable and high-quality of plastic waste feedstock needed to manufacture its high-performance recycled plastic products.

The new facility is the culmination of an expansion program at Centriforce which has seen the company double its production capacity to more than 10,000 tons per annum in the past 4 years. Centriforce supplies recycled plastic sheets, boards and profiles including its leading Stokbord® brand to the agriculture, construction and retail sectors.

Centriforce has taken the decision to invest in its own sorting facilities for mixed plastic feedstock, recognizing the need to contribute to a more robust infrastructure for plastics recycling in the UK.

The new PRF will employ up to 10 people at the facility which will sort pre- and post consumer mixed plastic waste streams from a range of sources including the retail and construction industries, and prepare a quality feedstock for production.