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Enviroo approved for PET recycling plant


A planning application from PET recycling firm Enviroo to build a £20m facility at the Protos energy and resources site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire has been approved.The company plans to reprocess around 25,000 tonnes a year of plastic into material suitable for food packaging. It said the plant will create 50 permanent jobs.Enviroo was incorporated in June 2020. Its technology deals with PET through a washing process before extrusion. It claims to be able to recycle 100% of the material it receives.The company is banking on the tax on plastic products with less than 30% recycled content, to be introduced in 2022, to boost the demand for recycled PET.In November last year, the owner of the Protos site, Peel L&P Environmental, released a masterplan for the planned 30-acre Plastic Park, which it said could see more than £165m invested in clustering together plastic recycling and treatment technologies.