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New plastic recycling facility to open in Scotland in October

Plastics recycler Yes Recycling is to open a 15,000 mt per year recycling plant in October in Fife, Scotland, according to a company announcement Sept. 8.

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The new plant will focus on hard-to-recycle plastics, including bank notes, hard hats and printed film packaging, which will be turned into flakes and pellets.

Residual waste from the recycling process will be used on site to create the company's Ecosheet, a 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content plywood alternative for the construction sector.

The UK is due to implement recycled plastic content legislation in April 2022, which will require plastic packaging to include at least 30% recycled plastic content.

UK recycled plastic market participants have said that more supply is needed across the recycled polyethylene terephthalate and polyolefin markets in order for all participants to comply with this legislation.