LPP is committed to taking its current products back to a high quality pellet suitable to replace virgin plastic in the packaging industry. We have begun working with some of Europe’s most experienced wash line and extruder manufacturers to design and build a line capable of creating a post consumer LDPE Natural and LDPE Coloured pellet suitable to be blown back into high grade flexible packaging. This is something that has never been done before at scale with post-consumer material. When operational, this line will also have the ability to process commercial back-door film as the volumes increase in Ireland. The wash line / extrusion facility will cost in excess of €12 million, bringing the total spend at the facility to over €30 million, thus creating one of Europe’s largest post-consumer film recycling facilities and dealing with Irish film in Ireland.
This facility will produce over 13,000 tonnes of LDPE pellet alone per annum. This pellet will then be used in Ireland to produce new packaging. Previously this film would have been shipped outside of the country as mixed plastic, hand segregated and Irish manufactures would import the equivalent tonnage of LDPE pellet back into the country.
By creating this pellet in Ireland rather than in the UK, this is a saving of 572 tons of CO2 per annum (based on Limerick to London WTW calculation), it would take 28,600 trees growing for 1 year to capture the equivalent amount of CO2.