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Innovate Recycle Ltd

27th January 2021

This circular economy project will respond to a gap in UK recycling and waste handling provision. Led by Innovate Recycle Ltd, it will develop the UK’s first predominantly polypropylene carpet recycling facility.

Circa 500,000 tonnes of waste carpets are produced in the UK per annum and this is sent to landfill; burnt for power; or shredded for equine surfacing. Innovate Recycle will capture an increasing amount of this waste and, through a newly designed process, retrieve significant amounts of high grade, reusable polypropylene and calcium carbonate.

The company have an exclusive agreement in the UK on the proprietary US technology for a minimum of five years that deconstructs the carpet and intend to contribute strongly to the UK’s progress to a circular and net zero carbon economy.

Funding Stream: Getting Building Fund (GBF)
GBF Awarded: £2.35M
Total Project Cost: £5M
Project Status: Project approved by the SEMLEP board to complete by December 2021
Projected Outputs: The project will create 90 jobs between October 2021 and March 2025; develop 6040m2 of new production floorspace and office, provide 11 Apprenticeship positions and 17,760 Tonnes of CO2 emission savings per annum
Website: www.innovaterecycle.co.uk

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