Recycling firm Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) has said that it is aiming to create a circular economy in the North West of England by introducing an advanced deposit return scheme in the region, along with other recycling methods.
The company said that it recognises the North West’s commitment to a low carbon economy and has strategically chosen Cheshire and Warrington as locations for its green vision, implementing proven technology in recycling PET plastic into food-grade materials.
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ASD hope to be based on the Protos site, which is located on the south bank of the Manchester Ship Canal and run by logistics firm Peel Logistics Property.
The plant will use innovative technology to recycle PET plastic with a vision to work along the journey of a plastic bottle and food handling packaging. ASD hopes that the plant will be operational later this year with plans to expand across the UK next year.
ASD aim to bring its own deposit return scheme to the region with Recycle Exchange to encourage people in the North West to recycle and become engaged with the process.
An app that allows consumers to obtain either monetary rewards for depositing their plastic bottles or donating an amount to a local charity will be developed.
ASD chief executive Ahmed Detta said: “Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership are working with us to help our investment at Protos, demonstrating a shared vision to develop a greener and more sustainable region. These shared goals will transform the way we recycle in the region – using a circular economy to make single-use plastic a thing of the past.”