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Plans unveiled for a plastic park near to Protos’ waste to hydrogen site

Plans unveiled for a plastic park near to Protos’ waste to hydrogen site

Peel NRE is looking to build a plastic park in the North West of the UK to process plastic waste on the same site where the company boasts its waste-to-hydrogen technology.

Sharing the news today (July 9), the UK company said the £165m ($228m) Plastic Park will be located at Protos, near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, and will cluster together innovative processing and treatment technologies to get the most value from plastic waste.

The UK’s first waste plastic to hydrogen facility, utilising Powerhouse Energy’s technology, and a polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant have already received planning consent to be located at the site.

Peel NRE is seeking planning approval for a number of further facilities which would provide capacity for up to 367,500 tonnes of mixed recyclables and plastic and save 170,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, while creating over 130 jobs.

On the plans, Richard Barker, Development Director at Peel NRE, said, “The Plastic Park is an innovative way of managing our plastic waste. It will be a single location where mixed materials can be sorted and processed, maximising the amount that can be recycled.

“We’ll be able to take almost all types of plastic, providing a simple solution for local councils. We envision multiple Plastic Parks throughout the country which will help manage waste plastic on our own shores. This will allow us to create a circular economy, starting in the North West.”

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