The Proposal

Enviroo is proposing to build a plastic recycling facility at Protos near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. The facility would be able to recycle 25,000 tonnes of PET (polyethylene terephthalate), the type of plastic commonly used to make food and drinks packaging.

Our facility will create new PET pellets from old packaging, that can then be turned into new, food-grade materials with no waste.

4.9m

We create 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste a year in the UK. Some of this is recycled, but the rest goes to landfill, is exported abroad, or is dumped in the ocean.

  • Diverting 25,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, incinerators or export every year

  • 100% recycling of PET plastic waste

  • Significant CO2 savings compared to use of virgin plastics

  • Reducing the need for virgin plastic and therefore the extraction of natural resources

  • The creation of 50 new jobs

  • An investment of around £20 million in the local economy

The benefits

There have been several high-profile cases of plastic damaging marine life, or causing environmental issues in other countries. This has put pressure on the UK recycling industry to process more waste on our shores. The government will also introduce a tax in 2022 on plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled PET. Our facility will provide this recycled material for packaging manufacturers, while reducing the amount of plastic that ends up abroad or in the environment.

We are proposing to build the recycling facility at the Plastic Park planned at Protos – Peel L&P Environmental’s strategic energy and resource hub in Cheshire.

Our vision is to transform waste collection and management to create a circular economy which removes the need for disposal of plastic waste. In the UK alone, we throw away 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste.

The technology

We are looking to work with Erema and Sorema Technologies to create an advanced recycling facility that would recycle all the PET fed into it.

Have your say

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