to change plastics recycling in Great Britain
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Ltd. (CCE) has unveiled
a joint venture with ECO Plastics to develop a new purpose-built
recycling facility in Lincolnshire. The deal marks a step change
in the Great Britain (GB) plastic reprocessing industry.
Around 35,000 tons of PET bottles were reprocessed in GB last
year. The new facility will increase this total to more than
75,000 tons when it is fully operational – more than doubling
the amount of high-quality rPET (PET that is recycled to make
food-grade, sustainable packaging) currently produced in Britain.
The state-of-the-art plastics reprocessing plant will also supply
CCE with enough GB-sourced, high-quality rPET to achieve CCE’s
target of including 25 percent rPET in all its plastic packaging
in GB by 2012.
Currently, CCE sources food-grade rPET from continental Europe,
while around two-thirds of used GB plastics packaging is exported
The new recycling facility will be built on ECO Plastics’ current
site in Lincolnshire, and will be operational next year.
The joint venture will create 15 jobs during the construction
phase and up to 30 new jobs once the site is operational.