Plastic contracts creates new Recycled UK jobs

Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by The Manufacturer

Recycled UK has announced the creation of new jobs while predicting sales to hit £3m this year after it secured two new contacts recycling plastics.

The recycling specialist, which employs 32 people at its Cannon Business Park factory in Coseley, will process up to 120 tonnes of plastic each week as part of a deal that will eventually see it manage 6000 tonnes annually.

Two new jobs have already been created as a result of increased demand and these operatives will also be used in the firm’s other activities, including the destruction of CDs, DVDs, video games and sensitive medical records.

Managing director Paul Green, who made the sales prediction, said the deal marks the biggest ever contract for the firm.

“This contract is one of the biggest we’ve ever won and will see us take on responsibility for all the plastic recycling of a major logistics company – this could take us past £3m by the end of the year,” he said.

Mr Green said Recycled UK has also invested nearly £50,000 in training, including ensuring all of its staff are accredited to NVQ Level 2 in Sustainable Waste Management and Recycling.

He added: “Another example of our commitment to personal development is one of our operatives passing their HGV license. This is something we are excited to explore as it gives us the flexibility to arrange additional pick-ups and an improved delivery service.”

Running parallel with the plastic side of the business is growth in the company’s secure x-ray destruction services, which has seen a rise of 35% after counting for nothing two years ago.

The company has also continued its investment with £200,000 into a dedicated bonded warehouse featuring twelve picking stations, baling machines and an automated shredder.