Leading recycling company Viridor officially opened its new state-of-the-art £12.5 million Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF), including 16 TITECH autosort 4 units, in Rochester, UK, on 6th November.
Processing mixed plastics into high quality clean plastic grades
The new plastics recycling facility is capable of processing 75,000 tons of mixed plastics into high quality clean plastic grades ready to be used in the production of new plastic products and packaging each year. The plant is able to separate up to 10,000 tonnes of glass from combined input streams every year. It is the first plant of this size to have the capability to recover mixed plastics as well as comingled glass and cans, and brings together the best in sorting technology.
Steve Almond, sales engineer at TOMRA Sorting UK, comments: “We’re delighted that our technology has been chosen for this state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility and using TOMRA’s TITECH technology, it is possible to recover high value, high purity different types plastic materials including: Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), as well as Polystyrene (PS), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyvinylchloride (PVC).”
Transforming waste into quality resources
Ian McAulay, Viridor CEO said “I’m pleased to see our latest investment already providing an improved recycling service for customers in Kent and beyond. Transforming what others see as waste into quality resources that can be used within manufacturing is a key requirement to greater resource efficiency in the UK. That is good for UK business and for the environment."
View a timelaps film of the construction of the Viridor Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility: