Viridor to open £25m Scottish glass recycling plant

A £25 million glass recycling plant in Newhouse, Lanarkshire, is set to open in the autumn under plans announced today (January 23) by waste management firm Viridor.

The facility will be capable of recycling 200,000 tonnes of glass per year and Viridor claims it will be one of the most advanced glass recycling plants in Europe.The company said the plant would ‘reduce reliance on imported materials for whisky and beverage bottles’, ensuring 100% of Scottish packaging glass can be used by the Scotch whisky and drinks sectors.Glass feedstock for the plant will be collected from 17 local authorities in Scotland with 97% of input materials being recovered.Viridor also claims the plant will achieve up to 99% product purity, which exceeds the requirements for the Scotch whisky sector.

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Date: 27 January 2014

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