Innovative and complex processes used to extract plastics from end-of-life vehicles were on display when a local MP visited Axion Polymers' Salford recycling plant.
Rebecca Long Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles and shadow treasury minister, met with production staff and was shown around the site by Axion director Roger Morton and commercial operations manager Steve Bell.
Opened in 2006, the Salford advanced processing plant upgrades plastic extracted from end-of-life vehicles at Axion's nearby Trafford Park facility. More than 40 people, mostly from the Salford area, are employed at the two sites.
Long Bailey said: “I never realised how much skill and technology was involved in tackling such a difficult waste stream.
“In recovering these valuable resources, Axion's growing business contributes environmental, economic and employment benefits. That's great news all round.”
Axion director Roger Morton said: “Resource recovery businesses such as ours have an important role to play in the transition to a circular economy.
“Rebecca was very interested to learn about our developments at Salford and recruitment of a significant number of local people, including graduates from Manchester and Birmingham universities.”