Timberpak opens £2 million wood recycling facility in north east

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A new £2 million waste wood recycling plant has opened in Washington, near Sunderland.

It has been opened by Timberpak, which is a subsidiary of Egger.

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Waste wood will be processed at the facility and then sent as chips to Egger’s chipboard plant in Hexham.

Timberpak operations director Mark Hayton said: “This is an important day for us and finally realises our ambition to have a site serving Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Teeside and Durham.

 “Wood is too precious a natural resource just to be put in a large hole in the ground. By recycling it here in Washington and then supplying it to Egger in Hexham to turn into products with a secondary lifespan of ten, 20, or more years is not just environmentally friendly, but common sense.”