Quantafuel has confirmed its plans to expand into the UK with processing plants that create high value products from low value plastic waste.

Subject to planning approval, the first plant could be up and running in Sunderland, in the north east of England, in a few years. 
Several other sites are also being considered by Quantafuel.

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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Quantafuel works to promote sustainable development in all our projects. With our plant in Esbjerg, Quantafuel intends to contribute to resolving a major global waste problem by transforming plastic waste into chemically-recycled products that can be used by the chemical industry to manufacture new plastic products.

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