HEMSWELL, ENGLAND (Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. ET) — CocaÃ¢'Cola Enterprises Ltd and Eco Plastics have revealed the name of their recycling joint venture, and announced plans to create 30 new jobs.
The venture, Continuum Recycling Ltd., will recycle PET bottles at Eco's plant in Hemswell.
The venture, which was announced earlier this year, is creating adding the jobs in extrusion, process and quality control areas, according to Eco managing director Jonathan Short.
“Not only are these skilled jobs, they're skilled jobs in a rural area, where employment has been on the decline for some time,” he said.
Nick Brown, commercial recycling manager at CCE, said: “We are delighted to see that work has started on the new facilities where Continuum Recycling will reprocess bottles to produce high quality material for reuse in our packaging. We are also really pleased to see the start of recruitment for the skilled roles which will make this new business a great success.
“Continuum Recycling is a great name for the business; it explains how effective recycling will lead to a continuous process of use, recycling and reuse for plastic bottles. This is a really important step in CCE's journey to transform recycling in Great Britain.”
Short said Continuum was “a revolutionary project for the British recycling and beverage industries”, one which would help increase Eco's recycling capacity from 100,000 metric tons of mixed plastic bottles annually to 140,000 metric tons.