Coveris opens second printed film recycling plant in Lincolnshire

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Packaging firm Coveris has opened a new printed film recycling plant in Louth, Lincolnshire.

This is its second plant in the UK, as it also operates one in Blaenavon.

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Its dedicated ReCover facility within its existing Louth PE extrusion and conversion site, uses a deinking process to remove the ink from printed film. This is then regranulated into a high quality recycled PE resin.

A two-year development process has enabled ReCover Louth to produce a larger and more consistent supply of recycled resin for use in packaging film production. its ReCover Lab also support quality control.

ReCover Louth is expected to produce 5,000 tonnes of pellets annually with the material coming from within Coveris.

Coveris Business Unit Films president Martin Davis said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and the development and opening of ReCover Louth, our second recycling facility, is a significant step in our No Waste journey. 

“Not only are we innovating and building more recycling infrastructure for the plastic packaging sector, but we are also developing longer and more circular lifecycles for our products. 

“We are passionate about packaging and the value it brings. I am extremely proud of the Coveris and ReCover Louth teams for our ambitious and pioneering approach to developing and exploring new technologies to create a more sustainable future for packaging.”