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Yes Recycling to create 60 jobs at new plastic recycling facility
Yes Recycling has announced plans for a new state-of-the-art recycling facility in Glenrothes, Fife, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
The installation of machinery and recruitment is imminent, with the facility set to open in late October, following a multi-million pound investment by the company. Yes Recycling has also received £520,000 from the Circular Economy Investment Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland.
The plant will feature new state-of-the-art patented recycling technology and will recycle 15,000 tonnes per annum of low-grade post-consumer plastic. This will then be processed into pellets and flake, as well as creating a new generation of high-strength Ecosheet, an alternative to plywood.
The new generation Ecosheet will positively impact the construction and manufacturing sectors. The new product is as strong as plywood, in line with plywood pricing, and with a much greater lifespan. Ecosheet also diminishes the environmental impact that plywood has as it is recyclable at end of life.
Much of the recycling material for the factory will come from Dunfermline-based Cireco, as well as some commercial streams.
Omer Kutluoglu, co-founder and director of Yes Recycling, said: “Opportunities are limitless for the recycling industry in Scotland, with local authority and government guidance focusing on making a change for the better. Investment in change is evident across Scotland, and for us, Fife is the ideal location for our first plant of this kind.
“We’ve been well supported by Fife Council’s InvestFife services, which have included business and employability support. We look forward to the continuation of this work enabling positive changes to Fife’s environmental sustainability and local economy.”
Yes Recycling specialises in the handling of hard-to-recycle plastics including bank notes, POS garment hangers, printed packaging film and post-industrial and construction waste-streams.
Scottish Development International (SDI) and Fife Council’s InvestFife services have been working in partnership to assist with business and employability support, which has helped Yes Recycling’s innovative and sustainable project come to fruition in Fife.
Opportunities Fife is supporting with the recruitment of up to 60 new roles, enabling skills matching and career progression for the local community. Business Gateway Fife has provided support with alternative financing options through public and private agencies, workforce upskilling and access to expert help resources, including brokering relationships with a variety of local partner organisations to ease the transition into the Fife economy.