Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd a subsidiary of the Coral Products PLC group, have this week launched their recycling plant, based in Haydock Merseyside.
The business announced its investment late in 2018.
The priority of the business is to stop plastic going to landfill, up-cycle waste plastic and create a box to box process (for example recycling waste recycling boxes and creating new.)
The commitment shown by Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd is evident, after participating and announcing their commitment to making the relevant changes by joining Operation Clean Sweep.
The new 360-degree circular economy plastic recycling plant was officially opened at Haydock Wednesday the 13th March by Councillor Lynn Clarke, Cabinet Member at St Helens Council who is responsible for its green, smart and sustainable portfolio. The launch was attended by local authorities, customers, business partners and staff. “ We are proud to have Coral-based in St Helen’s providing jobs for local people, their commitment to the community, the recycling plant is a positive development.”
“Our commitment to stop plastic going to landfill up-cycle and recycle waste plastic, and take the steps towards plastic not entering the ocean from source by joining operation clean sweep, is testament as how as 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.” MD Neil Ashurst.
The plant has a capacity of a tonne an hour and will process plastic Polypropylene, HDPE materials. In addition to utilising waste produced on site, Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd are buying in waste from outside parties, this increases how as a business they are supporting the circular economy. There has been a high level of interest in the 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 both 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.”
As a business that is classed as “one to watch,” within an industry that is under much scrutiny, Coral Products PLC are leading the way, in innovation, design, investment and efficiency and utilising plastic to make a difference to the environment and circular economy.