Biffa announces extension to long-term relationship to supply HDPE to Nampak

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The Biffa Polymers plastic recycling facility in Redcar

An extension to Biffa’s long-term partnership to supply food-grade HDPE to Nampak has been announced.

Through the agreement Biffa will supply food-grade recycled HDPE to the packaging manufacturer for it to turn them back into milk bottles.

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It will ensure Nampak bottles can contain up to 40% recycled plastic, all of which will be supplied by Biffa.

Biffa’s partnership with Nampak began in 2008 as part of the UK Dairy Roadmap. The waste management company opened its food-grade HDPE production plant in 2008.

It has committed to quadrupling its plastics recycling capacity by 2030 and recently announced the opening of the first phase of a new £27.5 million state of the art rPET recycling facility in Seaham in the North East.

The company has also confirmed a further £7 million investment in nearby Washington in a plant to process plastic pots, tubs and trays.

Biffa Polymers commercial manager Chris Hanlan said: “We’re pleased to be extending our successful long-term relationship with Nampak Plastics Europe. Biffa is playing a critical role in pioneering closed-loop plastic recycling in the UK and we are delighted to be working with Nampak to support the development of sustainable packaging solutions.”

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