Veka Recycling has invested £150k - almost €170k - at its Wellingborough, UK PVC-U recycling plant. The company has installed six new silos, both to increase storage capacity and to streamline operations, mainly by reducing the manual handling of product via forklift and improving the flow of materials around the site.
The plant is now fully operational, said Veka, following the completion of a phased, €17 million investment programme spanning three years.
Veka has moreover obtained planning permission for additional 20m3 silos at the plant, if and when required, said Simon Scholes, managing director. “Although installation is not imminent, there is plenty of future capacity available should VEKA Recycling decide to construct these later down the line.”
In his view, the recyclability of PVC-U is becoming a major selling point, as organisations – along with consumers – become increasingly aware of the impact of post-consumer waste on the environment.
“At Veka Recycling, we are absolutely determined to reduce this impact and our ongoing investment in our Wellingborough plant, which is the most advanced in Europe – and possibly the world, demonstrates that.
The plant is now fully operational and the unwavering commitment to the project from our German, family-owned parent company, despite the UK leaving the EU and the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, would suggest the future for PVC-U recycling is very bright indeed,” said Scholes.