Expansion plans for plastic recycling

Recoup, the plastics industry's recycling consortium, has announced plans for a major polymer sorting facility. It is also about to launch several new collection schemes, focussing on polymer sorting by the public.

Recoup now has 44 members, including newcomers Enichem, Lever Brothers and Shell Chemicals. It runs 15 collection schemes and collected over 2,000 tonnes of plastic in 1991.

A major feature of the organisation's plans for 1992 is the construction of a 20-30 tonnes per week polymer sorting plant in association with a city council to investigate more effective sorting practices and technology. However, Recoup says it will need Government gr

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