VEKA Recycling’s acquisition in the Midlands grows UK network
Gareth Johnson (left) with Simon Scholes
Kent-based VEKA Recycling recently hosted a visit from its local MP, Gareth Johnson, who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities for local people.
He toured the Swanscombe processing site, which has grown from employing 10 to 40 people since it was established seven years ago.
Impressed with VEKA Recycling’s commitment to its sector and local area, Johnson, who is the Conservative MP for Dartford, commented: “We can be proud in Dartford that we have companies like VEKA Recycling leading the way with these techniques.
“The environmental benefits from recycling are well known, but the procedures used by VEKA Recycling are also providing great employment opportunities locally too,” he added.
Last year’s significant investment in extrusion equipment to produce high-quality 100 percent recycled PVC-U pellet and micronised PVC-U (pulver) from end-of-life PVC-U windows for use in new goods also created extra jobs at VEKA Recycling.
Simon Scholes, Business Administration Manager for VEKA Recycling, said: “In welcoming Gareth to our facility, his visit also provided the perfect opportunity to highlight the issues facing our industry, such as changes to REACH legislation and their impact on plastics recycling in particular.”