In order to give you the best experience, our website uses cookies. By continuing, you accept that you are happy for us to use these cookies. To get more information on the cookies used on our website please read our Cookie Policy.

Manage Cookies

 
In order to give you the best experience, our website uses cookies. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different categories to find out more and change your default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.


Mandatory cookies

(Req)
These cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features which cannot be switched off in our systems. They are set in response to actions made such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are required

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.


Biffa Plastic recycling

Plastic Recycling Facilities

Biffa Polymers – Redcar

Biffa constructed the world’s first commercially available rHDPE food grade production plant in 2008. The facility is designed to process 50k tonnes of material through its three business processes. This was a ground breaking process which creates rHDPE from recycled milk bottles. The UK dairy sector targets inclusion of 50% recycled materials in milk bottles in 2020 - currently this is at 15% - 20%.

In 2011, Biffa Polymers achieved another world first by opening a mixed plastics plant producing polymer grades from rigid post consumer packaging. To date our polymers facility has reprocessed over 3 billion plastic bottles.

To find out more about the processes at our facility in Redcar watch the video below.

  

Biffa Polymers – Seaham

Biffa opened its new PET plastic bottle recycling facility in 2020, using technology which makes it one of the most advanced in the world.

The facility converts PET from baled raw materials back into high-purity plastic pellets to be sold on to drinks makers and other manufacturers to be used for a range of applications, from food and beverage packaging, to clothing.

Click play below to see the new PET plastic recycling process in action as well as a time-lapse of the build at the Seaham site.

 

Seaham Facility time-lapse

 

Biffa believes the plant will play an important role in reducing plastic pollution in the UK by improving the country’s ability to recycle through sustainable closed loop systems.