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Continuum celebrates anniversary with 500 million green bottles

Continuum Recycling, the recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and ECO Plastics, celebrated its one year anniversary by reaching the milestone of half a billion bottles processed since opening in May 2012.

To mark the completion of Continuum’s first full year in operation, CCE and ECO Plastics welcomed Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for a tour of the facility. The visit allowed the Waste & Recycling Minister to witness first-hand the technology and people driving the transformation of plastics reprocessing in Great Britain.

Located on the site of ECO Plastics’ existing facility in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, the development of Continuum Recycling created the world’s largest plastics reprocessing facility, more than doubling the amount of bottle-grade recycled plastic previously created in Britain.

The site is now responsible for processing around 50 percent of all the plastic bottles collected in the UK.