I like recycling (being a Tory means I hate waste) but I never thought that I would find it particularly interesting let alone exciting.
I visited Closed Loop’s plastic bottle recycling plant in Dagenham this morning. It was fascinating!
The technology behind it is state of the art and anyone who loved the bits of footage that the BBC used to show of production lines would have been impressed.
Conveyor belts, sifting devices, laser sorters, chemical analysers were all there in force. I loved it.
The are able to turn mixed bundles of dirty plastics into segregated plastic beads and flakes which can be used to make new plastic bottles.
Their end product is as good as “virgin” plastic and 10 to 15 per cent cheaper.
Big pat on the back.