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Plastics Packaging Recycling Grant

Enabling more plastic packaging to be recycled

A logo that says Resource Action Fund

Through the Resource Action Fund, this grant supported capital infrastructure projects enabling more plastic packaging to be recycled, diverting this waste from landfill or incineration so that it remains a valuable resource. Focus was on projects providing new infrastructure and technologies to help significantly increase recycling capacity and capability for currently difficult to recycle plastic packaging, such as:

  • Plastic trays, pots, and tubs, in particular those made from PET;
  • Plastic films and pouches; and
  • Recycling of plastic packaging into food grade and pharmaceutical packaging applications.

Project activity had to go beyond the current industry norm or provide new approaches not currently tried and tested in the UK.

Overall, these initiatives funded through the Resource Action Fund are expected to divert over 113,369 tonnes of plastic waste from landfill. This is estimated to avoid over 206,404 tonnes of CO2e emissions.
Find out more about the impact of this grant here.

This video showcase the great work undertaken by Impact Recycling who received a grant under the Fund.

This grant is now closed to applications.

Grants awarded

Four organisations across England received funding for projects aiming to divert a total of 113,369 of plastic from going to waste.

Grant recipient Location Grant value
Impact Recycling Limited North East £546,000
Chase Plastics Limited East of England £1,000,000
J and A Young (Leicester) Limited, t/a Jayplas East Midlands £1,000,000
British Polythene Ltd, t/a BPI Recycled Products West Midlands £388,357
  Total: £2,934,357