Stadler hosts open house at Eco Plastics

Visitors tour one of Europe’s largest bottle sorting and plastic recycling facilities.

December 8, 2014

Stadler Engineering, headquartered in Germany and with offices in the U.K., hosted an open house at one of Europe’s largest bottle sorting facilities, Eco Plastics Ltd. located in Lincolnshire, U.K.

Stadler reports that it designed the Eco Plastics recycling facility and planned the open house event during which visitors had the opportunity to tour the facility.

The plastic recycling facility (PRF) opened in 2010, expanded in 2011 and now has an annual sorting capacity of 150,000 metric tons. According to Stadler, the comprehensive recycling process results in 11 different streams of plastic recyclate and leads to almost zero waste to landfill.

The facility has recently undergone a further upgrade to increase the amount of material which can be recovered. By using its recycling and design expertise to incorporate an additional near infra-red (NIR) sorter, Stadler’s revised design allows for an additional 3 to 4 percent more plastic to be recovered, the company says.

A special host at the event was Willi Stadler, owner of Stadler Engineering, who travelled from Germany to tour the plant with the guests.

Trevor Smart, sales engineer for Stadler UK, says, “We were delighted that Eco Plastics agreed to let us host an event at their industry-leading Lincolnshire facility. The sorting equipment in this flagship plant highlights the capability of the advancing technology used within plastics recycling and, as the designers of the well-known PRF, we were thrilled to be able to give a guided tour of the facility not only to our customers, but also to the owner of Stadler Engineering, Willi Stadler.”