AWS Eco Plastics Ltd have secured a contract with Waste Recycling Group Limited (WRG) to collect and recycle baled plastic bottles from WRG’s Carnaby and Luton sites; this contract compliments an existing arrangement in place between the two companies for the collection of plastic bottles from WRG’s Wrexham site and is one of several mixed bottle contracts secured by AWS in recent months. The bottles will be recycled at AWS’s plastic bottle recycling plant in Lincolnshire and will see the material sorted by colour and polymer with the PET element being converted into AWS’ purePET 78 pellet suitable for the manufacture of new bottles in the UK.
Commercial Director Duncan Oakes, who lead the negotiations on behalf of AWS said ‘This is a further positive step towards helping achieve the recently announced recycling targets set by DEFRA., driving the UK recycling rates to levels comparable with other European countries. It is encouraging that many of the waste management companies we would typically deal with on a spot basis can see the benefits of committing to long-term contracts, which are not only commercially very competitive but also smooth the peaks and troughs experienced when selling in the spot market. Once our fire ravaged plastic bottle sorting facility is rebuilt, later this year, it will have the capacity to process upwards of 140,000 tonnes per annum and as progress at the site develops, securing additional contracts across the UK is high on our agenda.’