UK independent technical plastics recycler Luxus has invested £120,000 in a new granulation line at its factory based in Louth, Lincolnshire.
The line will granulate large mouldings, (crates, bins, tanks etc) at a rate of one tonne per hour – significantly increasing its granulation capacity to 13,000 tonnes per year.
This investment will enable Luxus to better target growing markets for its ‘closed loop' recycling services, particularly for logistics companies working in the fast paced grocery retail sector.
Malcolm Odlin, purchasing manager, Luxus, said: “Logistics businesses are increasingly looking to drive change across their entire supply chain to meet both cost efficiency and sustainability targets. We find, however, that still many businesses struggle with the problem of how to sustainably manage their transit materials which are fundamental to the efficiency of their business.
“At Luxus we provide a closed loop service that allows waste generated in the supply chain – end-of-life transit materials such as plastic crates, boxes and pallets – to be re-engineered back into the same product, so entering the system once again, significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
“Or, we can simply purchase the transit packaging to re-manufacture into new sustainable high quality compound for sale by us – so we turn what's often seen as a cost and an inconvenience into a revenue stream.”