Via the Echo:
Recycling plant â€˜will add jobsâ€™
Sep 8 2007
by Neil Hodgson, Liverpool Echo
A MASSIVE waste recycling plant in Garston would create jobs and help Liverpool council meet stringent environmental targets, it was claimed today.
West Midlands-based Jack Allen Holdings is proposing to build several plants around the UK, including Garston docks.
The multi-million pound plant would create 75 direct jobs, but business development manager Peter Coe said it would create many more indirect jobs.
It would be the UKâ€™s first development using US technology that â€œcooksâ€ household waste, rather than incinerating it.
Waste goes through an â€˜auto-clavingâ€™ system or â€œcooking with steam,â€ Mr Coe explained.
â€œIt breaks all waste down to constituent parts. Metals come out clean, plastics as pebbles, the rest is a fibrous material that can be made into chipboard or mixed with plastics to make road signs, decking or bus shelters.â€