The MP for Leamington Spa and Warwick, Matt Western has formally opened Fortress Recycling’s new state of the art waste recycling plant, which was built by German company, Westeria with equipment provider Blue Machinery.
The plant will enable Fortress to be zero waste-to-landfill and recover more material for recycling from the many commercial businesses we service.
The project was supported by a £100,000 grant from the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme and will create around 35 jobs.
Fortress Managing Director David Pass said “This plant is now one of the most advanced material recovery centres in the UK. We recycle non-hazardous business waste and recycle paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium cans, plastic bottles and milk bottles and the new machine will also improve our productivity levels.
“The carbon savings we are making is fantastic and it isn’t just the fact we are recycling materials which usually go to landfill but the savings we are making on raw materials. Items can be recycled so less energy is being used to make new products.
We have invested heavily in this plant which incorporates the very latest technologies to ensure we are the forefront of waste recycling in the UK”.
Matt Western, MP, also commented “It’s terrific news to see such a significant and positive investment in Warwick and Leamington and I welcome the contribution this will make to the local area.
Investing in the future of recycling is vital to our future environmental and economic aims. As we look to create a circular economy where we recycle and reuse the waste we generate, it is exceptionally pleasing to see private companies such as Fortress invest in technology that will help us achieve our recycling objectives.”