AMUT and Biffa’s ‘Green’ Collaboration Key to Reducing Plastics Pollution

AMUT has once again joined forces with Biffa, the UK’s waste materials management organisation, to build one of the UK’s most modern and technically advanced recycling facilities aimed at increasing plastic recycling capacity.

Following the project completed by Biffa and AMUT for the Seaham state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two players join forces again for Biffa’s new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland, UK.

In the previous collaboration, AMUT provided the UK waste material management organisation with a custom-engineered 4,000 kg/h PET bottle recycling line, integrated with its ‘MINI-PRF’ frontend, for their plant capable of recycling 1.3bn plastic bottles each year. A typical example of AMUT’s sorting and washing integration process is in which the customer entrusts the AMUT technology with the bale at the entrance of the plant, obtaining a flake of very high purity at the end.

Following the first successful installation, Biffa has confirmed its confidence in the Italian recycling technology provider for their high-density polyethylene (HDPE) new expansion project to recycle 1.6bn milk bottles a year. AMUT contributed to the leading UK recycler and waste management manufacturer’s infrastructure with its 2,000 kg/h recycling solution.

Martin Brass, Regional Engineering and Projects Manager at Biffa, said:

Biffa is committed to enabling the circular economy in the UK and increasing plastic recycling is a key part of our strategy – by 2030, we hope to quadruple our current plastic recycling capacity. Following a successful partnership with AMUT at our state-of-the-art Seaham facility, we’re pleased to be working with them again at our Washington facility, where we are adding a further 14,000 tonnes of capacity to recycle HDPE plastic.”

Over the years, AMUT has proven to be a trusted leader in providing flexible recycling technology with a wide track record worldwide. The Italian company is deeply committed to generating value for customers, focusing on cutting-edge project design and execution for its integrated recycling turn-key plants, as testified by the recent Biffa’s sustainable accomplishments.

AMUT and Biffa’s “green cooperation” will be instrumental in reducing plastic pollution in the UK by improving the country’s ability to recycle through sustainable systems, thus represents an important step towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

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