Recycling in Liverpool

Via the Echo:

Recycling plant ‘will add jobs’
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 UK’s first development using US technology that “cooks” household waste, rather than incinerating it.

Waste goes through an ‘auto-claving’ system or “cooking with steam,” Mr Coe explained.

“It 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.”

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