UK-based Pyrolytic recycling specialist Enval has procured premises to build its first commercial scale microwave induced pyrolysis system for recovering energy and materials from foil-containing flexible packaging.
The new premises in the designated enterprise zone at Alconbury will be used to showcase its process and will become a centre of excellence for advanced resource recovery technologies, according to waste-management-world.com.
Enval business development director David Boorman said they know of many companies within the resource recycling sector which found the planning process difficult to navigate.
"Enval’s experience, with the support and expertise offered by our local authority partners and the Enterprise Zone itself, has been an extremely positive one," Boorman said.
Multi-national brand owners Nestle, Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez International are part of a group of stakeholders that has backed the development of the facility, underlining the technology that improves the recyclability of flexible laminates.
According to Enval, the process offers a much more beneficial outcome for waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill/incinerated.