New Commercial Plastics Recycling Scheme Launched In Southend

A new plastics recycling project has been launched in Southend, with the aim of increasing the amount of commercial and industrial plastics that are recycled in the 2 Seas region. This encompasses the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

9, , , , , a:1:{i:0;s:8:”defaults”;}, steep angle conveyor accessories, New Commercial Plastics Recycling Scheme Launched In Southend, A new plastics recycling project aims to significantly increase the overall recycling rate of plastic waste in the 2 Seas region. Read on to find out more, A new plastics recycling project has been launched in Southend, with the aim of increasing the amount of commercial and industrial plastics that are recycled in the 2 Seas region. This encompasses the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Leigh Times reported that PlastiCity is receiving funding from Europe, with the programme set to last three years. Southend is the only UK town involved in the research project, and the University of Portsmouth is providing assistance with the research.

PlastiCity aims to significantly increase the overall recycling rate of plastic waste in the 2 Seas region. During the three years of the project, the teams behind it will research and develop strategies and solutions that are designed to identify, collect and process more commercial and industrial plastic waste.

It’s hoped that in doing so, the project could see overall recycling rates of this kind of waste increase to 50 per cent. At present, they are just 20-30 per cent across the 2 Seas region, the project website revealed.

Southend Council is currently looking for local businesses, restaurants, schools, civic buildings and other organisations to get involved in the project. Any organisations that register their interest will receive support and advice about how to increase their plastic recycling rates.

Councillor Carole Mulroney said that they know more can be done on a local level, and that’s where this project is focusing.

“It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to become actively involved in learning more about the consequences of not recycling plastics properly and improve their own recycling rates, whilst developing the prosperity of their own environmental profile,” she told the news provider.

Specifically, the PlastiCity project intends to provide a “methodology to deliver tailored solutions for logistics and lumping waste streams with optimised balance between quantity and quality of plastic collection and reprocessing”.

The hope is that at the end of the project in 2022, the group will have created a replicable model to “create capacity for plastics in the circular economy through urban platforms (with digital data management) and new business models”.

Adopting a circular economy could have significant economic benefits for the UK, a report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) revealed. In its vision for the UK circular economy to 2020, it cited figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) noting that UK businesses could benefit by up to £23 billion per year by adopting a circular economy model. This could be achieved through low-cost or no-cost improvements to the efficient use of resources, WRAP explained.

In its predictions for the decade from 2010 to 2020, WRAP anticipates that 20Mt more materials will be recycled back into the economy, while there will be a 20 per cent reduction in the amount of waste produced, equating to 50Mt.

A greater focus on recycling, and streamlining and improving this process particularly for plastics, will create opportunities for those in the waste management sector. If you work in this area and are considering upgrading your facilities, contact us to find out about our steep angle conveyor accessories and other products., field_544dcaa8220f0, , field_543e9601d7f94, 36

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