Jayplas has created a new packaging division alongside completing the installation of a new extrusion and printing plant.
By opening a packaging division, plastics recycler Jayplas says it will now be able to drive greater levels of sustainability within its supply chain.
The company will be able to reduce its carbon footprint by keeping all the stages of recycling, from collection to distribution, in-house and in the UK.
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Previously, it would have exported a high percentage of plastics to Asia for reprocessing.
But now it will be able to turn pellets into different retail packaging products.
This will also be aided by the completion of its 200,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Worksop. It also has a new LDPE wash plant in Loughborough.
Jayplas operating director Michael Maxwell said: “Our commitment to investing in the UK’s recycling infrastructure and closed-loop solutions has put us at the forefront of the market, enabling us to provide a much shorter, traceable supply chain to our customers.
“As we control the whole process from collection of retailers’ waste to the distribution of recycled packaging products, we can be sure that we are growing in the right way to meet the rising demand for high quality, domestically recycled plastics and packaging.”