Continuum Recycling, the recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Eco Plastics, celebrated its first 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 invited Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), for a tour of the facility.
“Continuum has shown the real benefits of recycling. It has helped to cut down on waste and brought millions of plastic bottles back into use which would have otherwise been sent to landfill,” said de Mauley. “The plant has further helped Lincolnshire's rural economy to thrive by creating more jobs - this is exactly what we want to see.”
Jonathan Short, managing director of Eco Plastics, added: “As significant as that accomplishment is in terms of jobs created and in terms of carbon saved, it is only part of the story. We hope that Continuum will prove to be a gateway project, demonstrating the value of long-term partnership and providing a template that others can follow.”