PlasRecycle builds first UK bag and film recycling plant

Plastic bags and films will soon be reprocessed in the UK as PlasRecycle’s plant will open this year

Plastic bags. Credit PlasRecyclePlasRecycle will open £10.7m plastic bag and film recycling plant in Woolwich, south east London, in the last quarter of 2013. It will process up to 20,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic per year.

The recycling firm has been working on the project since 2010, developing its process and raising finance from the Foresight Environmental Fund, the London Waste and Recycling Board, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and private sources.

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