Yes Recycling plans hard-to-recycle plastics facility in Scotland

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Hard-to-recycle plastics specialist Yes Recycling has announced plans to open a new facility in Scotland.

Due to open in late October, the plant will recycle 15,000 tonnes per year of low-grade consumer plastic.

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This will then be processed into pellets and flake, with residual mixed polymers used to create a product called Ecosheet, which is an alternative to plywood.

Zero Waste Scotland has supported the project with an investment of £520,000 from the Circular Economy Investment Fund.

Yes Recycling co-founder and director Omer Kutluoglu said: “As a business, opportunities are limitless for the recycling industry in Scotland. Investment in change is evident across Scotland, and for us, Fife is the ideal location for our first plant of this kind and the production of Ecosheet.”

The plant will be situated in Glenrothes in Fife.

Yes Recycling specialises in recycling products such as banknotes, hard hats, printed packaging film, and post-industrial and construction waste streams.

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