The debrief: How a waste company is closing the loop for plastic bottles

Biffa combined its in-house knowledge with expertise from across Europe to build the UK’s first recycling plant turning PET back into food-grade PET

PROJECT Seaham plastics recycling plant

ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED Biffa?Group, AMUT, Pellenc, WaterMark, Bühler Group

With public appetite for single-use plastics on the wane, the UK government is taking action to boost?the country’s flagging recycling rates and restrict the sale of some of the most commonly sold?plastic items. 

The waste and recycling sector has heard the message loud and clear. Following bans on plastic waste exports to China and other Asian countries, UK companies are?seeking to expand their domestic recycling capacity. 

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