Biffa Polymers, part of UK waste management services provider Biffa, has launched a £7m (€8m) investment into a new recycling line at its plant in Redcar, North Yorkshire.
In a statement provided to Plastics News Europe, the recycler said the second recycled High Density Polyethylene (rHPDE) line will enable the company to double its output of food grade rHDPE, which is used to make milk bottles and food trays, from 9,000 tonnes per year to 18 kilotonnes.
The new line, was officially opened by Biffa CEO Ian Wakelin on 29 March 2017. As a result 20 new jobs have been created.
“The creation of a new rHDPE line at our Redcar plant will put capacity back into the market to meet the growing demand that we are seeing, which is particularly important given events in the plastics recycling industry,” said Wakelin commenting on the expansion.
Established 25 years ago, Biffa Polymers was the first company in the world to achieve food grade status for its recycled High Density Polyethylene (rHPDE). To date, the polymers facility has reprocessed over 3 billion plastic bottles.