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Coral Products open new recycling plant in Haydock
Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd a subsidiary of the Coral Products PLC group, has officially opened its new recycling plant, based in Haydock Merseyside.
The business announced the investment late in 2018 with a priority to stop plastic going to landfill, up-cycle waste plastic and create a box to box process (for example recycling waste recycling boxes and creating new.)
The company highlighted that the new 360 degree circular economy plastic recycling plant also reflects Coral Products’ commitment to ‘Operation Clean Sweep’, a campaign to protect the environment from plastic waste and save valuable resources.
Mick Wood, Coral Chief Executive said: “It is an exciting time at Coral PLC. There is increasing demand for this type of facility as improved recycling is an area high on most people’s agenda. It will enable our business to satisfy both our internal business recycling targets in addition to driving the profitability of the business. We are grateful to the support Councillor Clarke has given to us and we are confident that recycling is going to become a major and profitable part of Coral’s business in the future.”
Managing Director Neil Ashurst added: “Our commitment to stop plastic going to landfill, up-cycle and recycle waste plastic, and take the steps towards plastic not entering landfill, is a testament as to how as a business, celebrating 30 years in British manufacturing, adapts to change. We are a plastics company with a conscience, and take our responsibility with regard to environmental impact seriously.”
The plant has a capacity of a tonne an hour and will process plastic Polypropylene and HDPE materials. In addition to utilising waste produced on site, Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd are buying in waste from outside parties. There has been a high level of interest in the recycling plant from local authorities, and businesses within the UK and Internationally.
As a business that is classed as “one to watch,” within an industry that is under much scrutiny, Coral Products PLC are leading the way, in innovation, design, investment and efficiency and utilising plastic to make a difference to the environment and circular economy.
St Helens Councillor, Lynn Clarkes who opened the new plant, concluded: “ We are proud to have Coral based in St Helen’s providing jobs for local people, their commitment to the community and the environment, is a positive one”