Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development visits BPI Rhymney

01/06/2012

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British Polythene Industries (BPI) PLC, a leading manufacturer of polythene films and Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene, has played a host to a visit from a government minister. John Griffiths, the Assembly Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, visited BPI’s Rhymney site on 24th May 2012 as part of Welsh Sustainability Week.


British Polythene Industries (BPI) PLC, a leading manufacturer of polythene films and Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene, has played a host to a visit from a government minister. John Griffiths, the Assembly Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, visited BPI’s Rhymney site on 24th May 2012 as part of Welsh Sustainability Week.

 

The minister was joined by a number of other representatives from organisations such as the Environment Agency and local Welsh councils on his tour of the facilities, which not only showcased the new equipment at the site but also demonstrated BPI’s impressive recycling capabilities.

 

In particular, visitors were able to learn more about BPI’s brand new £4.5 million recycling washplant, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. The plant plays an important role in spearheading the business’ efforts to reduce the amount of waste plastic sent to landfill or exported for recycling and will help Wales to take the lead in environmental stewardship.

 

Specifically, the new plant has the ability to recycle all the agricultural and horticultural waste plastic currently produced in Wales, such as used polytunnels or silage balewrap. BPI is then able to recycle this material and turn it into second life products such as building films, refuse sacks or its range of Plaswood outdoor furniture.

 

Speaking of the ministerial visit, Gerry McGarry, Commercial Director at BPI said: “As a business, BPI has a long standing commitment to sustainability and to promoting greener methods of recycling. The new washplant at our Rhymney site is just the latest evidence of this commitment in practice.

 

“The recent visit from the Assembly Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development was a great success. We would like to thanks him for his support.”