Following a competitive tender, PET bottle recycling specialist, Pro Environmental Limited, has invested in advanced sensor-based sorting equipment from TOMRA Recycling Sorting for its brand-new £15 million plastic packaging
sorting facility at Calverton in Nottinghamshire which opened in late May 2023. Pro Environmental recently relocated to this new, central location and refocused its business model on the sorting and recovery of higher purity plastic streams for both the wash-plant and PET manufacturing sectors.
With a full PRF system which includes a series of AUTOSORT™
units, Pro Environmental has also refocused its expertise to offer a PET flake purification service by utilising two AUTOSORT™ FLAKE
units which support the PET manufacturing sector in obtaining higher quality feedstock.
Pro Environmental Limited’s new 50,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) sorting plant has been in development for the past two years. Six of TOMRA’s world-renowned AUTOSORT™ optical sorters have been installed to recover the target fractions of natural PET, PET Jazz, PET trays, HDPE original, HDPE Jazz, Polypropylene (PP), 3D residues and 2D residues. Once recovered and baled, the exceptionally high-grade recycled rPET products are sold onto the food and beverage sector, with all product remaining in the UK.