The council working in partnership with Torfaen based Capital Valley Plastics and FCC Environment, have won ‘The Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative of the Year’ at the Let's Recycle Awards for Excellence 2020.
To help tackle the problem of low density polythene, which is commonly used in items such as bread packaging and carrier bags, the council and Capital Valley Plastic are providing an education and collection programme about this issue to 22 primary schools in the borough. In addition to this project, low-density polythene can be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in New Inn which is run by FCC Environment.
Once collected from the schools and the HWRC, the plastics are separated and then sent to Capital Valley Plastics for reprocessing into damp-proof membranes, which are sold within the construction industry.
Roger Phillips CEO, Capital Valley Plastics, said: “We are delighted to be part of this project, and we are so proud to win this award with our partners. The support we’ve had from the council’s waste and recycling team has been excellent."
Torfaen Council and partners win award at the Lets Recycle Award for Excellence 2020 | Torfaen County Borough Council
Posted on: Friday 20th November 2020