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ECO Plastics has joined forces with the UK’s leading recycler, Viridor, disclosing a 12 month contract to help close the loop in soft drink packaging.

The multi-million pound agreement will see the recycling business supply 10,000 tons of plastic bottles throughout 2014 – almost 8 percent of ECO Plastics’ total capacity. With the capability to sort 150,000 tons of mixed plastics, the business’ Hemswell facility is responsible for reprocessing 35 percent of the bottles collected in the UK every year.

The additional surety provided by such agreements has allowed companies like ECO Plastics to invest in the creation of new technology, further developing the UK’s waste infrastructure. In total some 35 percent of ECO Plastics’ feedstock is now supplied through longer partnerships, with a target to reach 70 percent by the end of 2014.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News