Rubber and plastic component manufacturer Rediweld last week welcomed seven members of the European Parliament to its factory in Alton.
The visit, on 15 June, was a part of an ongoing study of projects that have received funding grants from the European Commission. In Rediweld’s case, Managing Director Roger Marsh is a member of the Basingstoke group, PLATO, which runs an EU funded business and personal development programme to promote eco-friendly practices.
During the visit, the delegation saw technical moulding of both plastic and rubber components for the aerospace market. The demonstration also included the manufacture of traffic products made from recycled materials. Rediweld processes 500 tonnes of recycled rubber a year, creating kerbing and traffic calming products.
Rediweld, which is AS9100 accredited and has received the SC21 Bronze award, says that being part of PLATO has helped it achieve a substantial reduction in both its waste and energy consumption.