Goodbye Merritt Plastics, hello Eurocell Recycle!
We’ve been recycling end-of-life PVC-U at our Merritt Plastics recycling plant for almost a decade but it’s time for a change. As of October this year, the facility will be rebranded as Eurocell Recycle.
We acquired the 60,000 sq.ft. plant from Merritt Plastics in 2009 and have since invested over c£10million in upgrading the facility, making it the largest of its kind in the UK. The recycling plant employs 110 people in the local area and has prevented 61,500 tonnes of end-of-life PVC-U from entering landfill.
Our recycling plant allows the entire lifespan of a window profile to become more sustainable. When windows reach the end of their life, we collect them and they are shredded, granulated and micronised. Using the granulated PVC-U we then extrudes new PVC-U profiles. This process can be repeated up to ten times using the same material and better yet, it gets stronger every time!
Jon Arkley says...
We asked General Manager of our recycling plant, Jon Arkley, what he thought, and this is what he had to say: “Improving sustainability, both at Eurocell and within the industry as a whole, has been a key objective for us and our dedicated recycling plant has allowed us to make a real impact.
“Eurocell has owned the facility for almost a decade as Merritt Plastics. The time has come to bring it under the Eurocell brand and put our stamp on the operation. We look forward to our future as Eurocell Recycle and continuing to carry out positive work within our industry.”
We're here to help
If you’re an installer or fabricator and want to recycle your end-of-life PVC-U, and save yourself landfill tax(!) you can find more information here: https://www.eurocell.co.uk/eurocell-recycle