Viridor announces UK plastic waste collaboration

Waste management company Viridor has announced a new agreement with Spanish chemical recycler Plastic Energy to process 30,000 tonnes of unrecycled plastic each year.

The proposal would see Viridor deliver predominantly low-density plastic film to a new Plastic Energy plant where it will be turned into an oil product called TACOIL. This would then be used to create new virgin plastic.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed initially and the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023 if feasibility work is successful.