GFSL set to open new mixed rigid plastic recycling facility in Redcar


A 20,000 tonnes per year mixed rigid plastics recycling facility is set to open in the north east of England.

GFSL is currently testing the facility in Redcar and expects to be fully operational within the next month.


It will take baled mixed rigid plastics with a specification of 50 to 80 per cent HDPE/PP content and 20 to 40 per cent PVC content.

This will then be processed to create regrinds, that will then be used in the manufacture of a wide range of plastics products including plastic furniture, pipes and pallets.

GFSL director Martin Robb said: “We will accept PVC up to 40 per cent and this is something new about this plant. The fully-automated technology has been configured in a way that has not yet been done, and this will enable us to recover the three main streams from the mix – PVC, PE and PP as individual regrind fractions.

“We will be taking feedstock from civic amenity sites, skips and waste management companies, and we are still looking for additional suppliers from UK and Ireland.

“There has been a lot of interest in the finished product from UK, Europe and further afield, and we are looking forward to increasing production over the next two months.”

A total of 17 jobs have been created at the plant, and another 10 are likely as production increases.

GFSL will continue to develop its existing plastic scrap trading arm that will market material to customers in the UK and internationally.

The company also supplies cost effective plastic recycling equipment such as shredders, granulators and sorting equipment.

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