Making a difference
If approved, the Sunderland plant will process over 100,000 tonnes of plastic a year and could creat hundreds of jobs during construction and provide valuable business for local suppliers. Once operational, it will employ about 50 people on a shift basis.
The company has chosen a prime 12-acre (approximately 50,000 m2) site on the eastern edge of the port due to its close proximity to shipping berths, transport links, and presence of local skilled workforce.
“I’m pleased to announce Quantafuel’s plans to enter into circular plastics in the UK,” said Quantafuel’s interim CEO Terje Eiken.
“This is an important step because we see strong potential in the UK market. By upgrading used plastic waste into valuable products, we will contribute towards the circular economy and help improve the UK’s plastic recycling rates.
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