UK recycler Boomerang Plastics has welcomed three new technical team members in recent weeks.
Ben Gerry has been involved in plastics recycling, waste management and renewable energy for 10 years. He brings a wealth of specialist knowledge in the re-processing of a wide range of materials and broad experience of sourcing materials for recycling from across the UK and will be Boomerang’s General Manager.
Previously forming Envirosalus with business partners, Ben’s recycling philosophy dovetailed perfectly with that of Boomerang Plastics, said the group. Both companies set out to ensure that 100% of the material they reprocess is supplied back into UK manufacturing rather than being baled and shipped abroad.
Ben said: “I have joined Boomerang Plastics with the aim of helping to continue the good work already in place. We will be promoting a wider range of services to companies and waste management providers who are looking for a genuine recycling solution to their waste. I believe we are experiencing a large shift within the recycling industry and with the recent ‘green-fence’ initiative; launched by the Chinese government at the beginning of the year, there exists exciting opportunities to provide recycling solutions to companies across a number of sectors.”
Chris McCormack joined the group primarily as a recycling projects manager, but has since stepped in to manage materials handling projects when the pressure of business has required, said the company. His background is in fast paced automotive production as well as MRF, AD operations and engineering management with a major recycler. The company states that he brings 'hands on engineering experience and a methodical approach'.
Richard Last has also been appointed Plant Manager. Richard comes to Boomerang Plastics directly from a leading recycler and his previous background was in engineering, a large part of which was for the Royal Navy — the company joked that he will be used to “running a tight ship”.
Managing Director Mike Jordan commented: “I am excited by the potential being created here at Boomerang. We are strengthening our team in all the right areas and this will not only benefit Boomerang Plastics but also our Summit Recycling Machinery business and Summit Systems, our core ancillary plastics processing machinery business. We now have the expertise and technology to be of real value to businesses looking for waste solutions for plastic materials that are traditionally harder to recycle and need washing. We can now supply UK companies with a good quality regrind at huge cost savings compared with virgin materials.”