Jayplas has recently completed a multi million pound investment in its UK recycling infrastructure
UK plastic recycler, Jayplas, has completed a multi-million pound investment that has seen the creation of a new extrusion and printing plant and a packaging division in order to create a fully UK-based closed loop recycling process.
The investment sees a new 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Worksop supported by a new LDPE wash plant in Loughborough, in which an Erema 212 machine was recently installed to increase the company's output of recycled plastic granules by 20,000 tonnes.
Jayplas says the new division is a direct response to the UK retail industry's drive for greater levels of sustainability within its own supply chain through increased use of recycled plastics. For the first time it will allow them to reduce their carbon footprint by keeping all the stages of recycling – from collection to distribution – in-house and in the UK.
The new packaging division will offer organisations a complete range of sizes and types of recycled plastic bags – from bags-on-a-roll to Plastic Bags for Life – designed and produced in the UK to their own specifications as part of a unique closed-loop recycling process.
As part of the process, Jayplas segregates and sorts the plastic waste that is washed, reprocessed and converted to recycled pellets at plants in three UK locations, before the pellets are extruded into film and converted into finished products as part of a total UK-based process.
“Our commitment to investing in the UK's recycling infrastructure and closed-loop solutions has put us at the forefront of the market, enabling us to provide a much shorter, traceable supply chain to our customers,” commented Michael Maxwell, Operations Director at Jayplas
“As we control the whole process from collection of retailers' waste to the distribution of recycled packaging products, we can be sure that we are growing in the right way to meet the rising demand for high quality, domestically recycled plastics and packaging.”