Coral Products has opened a new recycling plant at its facility in Haydock, UK.
The unit has a capacity of one tonne per hour, processing polypropylene, high-density polyethylene and PVC material, to be used in the manufacturing of new products at Coral.
“It is an exciting time at Coral. Recycling and the environment are high on Coral’s agenda and we are proud to introduce a bespoke recycling unit into our business,” said company CEO Mick Wood.
Corla had already announced plans for the recycling unit in August last year.
The Merseyside manufacturer of extruded and blow-moulded products told PNE last year that it saw a healthy profit in recycling bins and boxes discarded by city councils, which already buy Coral’s bins for curbside collections.
“I wanted to tell our customers, especially councils in the UK, that we were prepared to supply boxes, bins and caddies for their purposes. When those bins are not fit for purpose any more, I’d like to fetch them back…. And turn them, at Haydock, to bins and boxes again,” Wood said.
At the time, Coral told PNE that it had invested £350,000 in machinery, supplied by an unnamed Yorkshire-based machinery company, to set up the recycling plant at Haydock.