UK retailer pursues closed-loop plastics recycling

PRW

Published: January 23, 2013 12:20 pm ET
Updated: January 23, 2013 12:22 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Recycling

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND -- The John Lewis Partnership -- which operates John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets in the United Kingdom -- is developing a closed-loop waste plastics strategy in partnership with Liverpool-based recycler Centriforce Products Ltd.

The arrangement will guarantee that thousands of tons of plastics waste from Waitrose and John Lewis shops will be recycled into useable products.

The contract is part of the John Lewis Partnership's strategy to streamline its waste contractors and keep complete control and responsibility for its waste flows, ensuring as much as possible is recycled.

The retailer is also exploring opportunities to reuse Centriforce products such as plastic planks and sheeting in its new store construction program to achieve a true closed loop in its plastics waste stream.

"We want to be completely transparent in our approach to waste management and ensure that as much as possible is recycled and then reused in our own businesses," said Mike Walters, recycling and waste operations manager for the John Lewis Partnership.

"We are committed to keeping ownership of our waste all the way to its final destination, rather than selling it to the highest bidder, or losing control over what happens to it."

Centriforce will collect more than 3,000 metric tons of plastics waste from John Lewis and Waitrose distribution centers across the United Kingdom annually and bring the waste to its Liverpool manufacturing center.


Comments

UK retailer pursues closed-loop plastics recycling

PRW

Published: January 23, 2013 12:20 pm ET
Updated: January 23, 2013 12:22 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Huntsman closing four pigment plants

March 5, 2015 3:36 pm ET

Huntsman Corp. is closing four plants — three in the U.S. and one in Germany — that make pigments for plastics and other markets.    More

Image

LiquiForm looks to fundamentally change blow molding process for bottles

March 5, 2015 12:13 pm ET

Those in the know are lifting the veil, just a bit, on fledgling technology being developed that would fundamentally change the way plastic bottles...    More

Image

Plastics News Now: Plastic raises the roof

March 5, 2015 8:44 am ET

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle gets an assist from carbon fiber, slate roof shingles get the plastic treatment and West Coast port delays had...    More

Image

Bigger doors, windows gain appeal

March 5, 2015 11:43 am ET

Door and window manufacturers are continuing to super-size product lines to make a grander first impression at main entrances and to expand vista...    More

Image

'Listen to the Science' ads a start, but consumers still need education

March 5, 2015 11:36 am ET

Since joining Plastics News — and therefore learning more than the average consumer about the business and science of plastics — there hav...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events