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Jayplas completes multi-million pound investment to close-the-loop on UK plastic recycling

Jayplas completes multi-million pound investment to close-the-loop on UK plastic recycling

December 23 2014

Jayplas completes multi-million pound investment to close-the-loop on UK plastic recycling

  1. Announces new packaging division to offer complete range of products to UK organisations – from bags-on-a-roll to Bags for Life
  2. New Blown film extrusion and printing operation increases packaging manufacture by 15,000 Tonnes per annum
  3. Genuine closed-loop capability allows finished goods to be 100% recycled and manufactured in the UK from primary raw material

Jayplas, the UK’s largest plastics recycler, has announced the completion of its installation of a new extrusion and printing plant and the creation of a new packaging division as part of the company’s long term strategic investment to grow its nationwide recycling infrastructure. The 200,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Worksop is supported by a new LDPE wash plant in Loughborough which recently installed an Erema 212 to increase the company’s output of recycled plastic granules by 20,000 tonnes. The processed plastic packaging products offer a closed-loop solution by turning plastic waste into a range of retailer packaging products.

The new division is a direct response to the UK retail industry’s drive for greater levels of sustainability within their own supply chain through increased use of recycled plastics. For the first time it will allow them to reduce their carbon footprint by keeping all the stages of recycling – from collection to distribution – in-house and in the UK. Previously, a high percentage of plastics have been exported to Asia for reprocessing.

The new packaging division will offer organisations a complete range of sizes and types of recycled plastic bags – from bags-on-a-roll to Plastic Bags for Life – designed and produced in the UK to their own specifications as part of a unique closed-loop re-cycling process. As part of the process, Jayplas segregates and sorts the plastic waste that is washed, reprocessed and converted to recycled pellets at state-of-the art plants in three Jayplas UK locations. These pellets are then extruded into film before being converted into finished products as part of a total UK-based process.

"Our commitment to investing in the UK’s recycling infrastructure and closed-loop solutions has put us at the forefront of the market, enabling us to provide a much shorter, traceable supply chain to our customers," commented Michael Maxwell, Operations Director at Jayplas. "As we control the whole process from collection of retailers’ waste to the distribution of recycled packaging products, we can be sure that we are growing in the right way to meet the rising demand for high quality, domestically recycled plastics and packaging."

Press Contacts:
James Kearsey
01536 462300


James Rose
IBA International – PR for Jayplas
01780 721433