Protos is set to become the home of the UK’s first Plastic Park. A concept developed by Peel NRE, Plastic Parks will provide a comprehensive solution for the management of some of the 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in the UK each year, preventing it ending up in landfill, the ocean or being exported overseas.
The Plastic Park will deal with a wide range of plastic waste providing recovery solutions for materials where recycling has not previously been a viable option. It will take plastic that’s at the end of its life, maximising what can be removed for recycling, with the remaining non-recyclable plastic used to create electricity, hydrogen or other products.
We estimate that the UK needs to invest over £7.5bn in infrastructure to deal with plastic waste over the next 10 years, with the development of Plastic Parks across the country. The first park at Protos will set a blueprint for the rest of the UK revolutionising the way that plastic waste is currently handled. The Plastics Park concept is part of Peel L&P’s wider commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 12, which focuses on sustainable consumption and production. For more information click here.