26 February 2020
Waste management giant Biffa announced the opening of a new PET recycling facility in Seaham, Northern England.....
Waste management giant Biffa announced the opening of a new PET recycling facility in Seaham, Northern England. The facility, which required a £27.5 investment so far, should have an impressive recycling capacity of 57,000 tonnes of PET packaging annually, making it one of one the best in its class.
With the opening of this facility, Biffa hopes to contribute to the UK’s growing plastic problem, while at the same time creating jobs in sustainable manufacturing and encouraging the development of eco-friendly packaging solutions.
At present, the plant only produces flakes, but in the following months, the company plans to invest an additional £12.4 million into compounding and pelletizing capabilities. Once the PET is recycled at the Seaham facility, it will be sold to buyers in the clothing and packaging industries.
This isn’t the first recycling facility Biffa opens in the UK. The company collects more than 4 million tonnes of waste from local households and business and already has an HDPE recycling facility in Redcar, North Yorkshire. Next year, Biffa plans to open another £7 million processing plant in Washington, near Seaham, which should have a capacity of 44 million pounds of plastic.
Biffa Opens £27.5 Million PET Recycling Facility in Seaham