Coral opens new plastics recycling facility in Merseyside
Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd has just launched its new recycling plant, based in Haydock, Merseyside.
The business, a subsidiary of the Coral Products PLC group, announced its investment in late 2018. Coral Products (Mouldings) focuses on preventing plastic going to landfill through upcycling plastic waste into new products, such as making recycling boxes out of waste recycling boxes. The company recently demonstrated its commitment to minimising plastic waste by joining the Operation Clean Sweep campaign.
The new 360-degree circular economy plastic recycling plant was officially opened at Haydock on Wednesday 13 March by Councillor Lynn Clarke, St Helens Council cabinet member responsible for the green, smart and sustainable portfolio. The launch was attended by local authorities, customers, business partners and staff.
Councillor Lynn Clarke’s speech to those attending was positive and reflected the contribution they have made to St Helen’s. She said: “We are proud to have Coral based in St Helens providing jobs for local people. Their commitment to the community and the environment is a positive one.”
Coral Products (Mouldings) Managing Director, Neil Ashurst, added: “Our commitment to stop plastic going to landfill and up-cycle and recycle waste plastic is testament as how a business celebrating 30 years in British manufacturing adapts to change. We are a plastics company with a conscience and take our responsibility with regard to environmental impact seriously.”
The new Haydock plant has a processing capacity of one tonne an hour and will process plastic Polypropylene and HDPE materials. In addition to utilising waste produced on site, Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd buys in waste from outside parties. There has been a high level of interest in the recycling plant from local authorities and businesses within the UK and internationally.
The Board of Coral Products PLC is confident of a high level of plant utilisation. The plant is expected to make a positive impact within the group with all subsidiaries utilising the plant. Mick Wood, Coral Chief Executive, said: “It is an exciting time at Coral PLC. There is increasing demand for this type of facility as improved recycling is an area high on most people’s agenda. It will enable our business to satisfy our internal business recycling targets, in addition to driving the profitability of the business. We are grateful to the support Councillor Clarke has given to us and we are confident that recycling is going to become a major and profitable part of Coral’s business in the future.”
You can find out more about Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd on the company’s website.