Kent-based VEKA Recycling hosted a visit from their Gareth Johnson MP who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities for local people.
He toured the Swanscombe processing site, which has grown from employing 10 to 40 people since it was established seven years ago.
Impressed with VEKA Recycling’s commitment to its sector and local area, Gareth, the Conservative MP for Dartford commented: “We can be proud in Dartford that we have companies like VEKA Recycling leading the way with these techniques.
“The environmental benefits from recycling are well known, but the procedures used by VEKA Recycling are also providing great employment opportunities locally too,” he added.
Last year’s significant investment in extrusion equipment to produce high-quality 100% recycled PVC-U pellet and micronised PVC-U (pulver) from end-of-life PVC-U windows for use in new goods also created extra jobs. VEKA Recycling is part of the VEKA Recycling Group, which has 20 years’ PVC recycling experience with processing facilities in three European countries.
Simon Scholes, Business Administration Manager for VEKA Recycling said: “In welcoming Gareth to our facility, his visit also provided the perfect opportunity to highlight the issues facing our industry, such as changes to REACH legislation and their impact on plastics recycling in particular.”