Warwick recycling plant cuts emissions equivalent to taking 1,000 cars off the road - The Leamington Observer

Warwick recycling plant cuts emissions equivalent to taking 1,000 cars off the road

Leamington Editorial 16th Oct, 2017   0

A RECYCLING plant in Warwick has cut emissions equivalent to taking more than 1,000 cars off the road.

Fortress Recycling and Resource Management on Heathcote Industrial Estate invested £5million in expanding its recycling and waste business. It now has a facility which sorts and recycles paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and cans.

Some £100,000 towards the total was given from the new Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme, which helps local businesses become more energy efficient.

The investment means owners, brothers David, Robert and Andrew Pass, have cut the company’s carbon emissions to the equivalent of taking 1,092 cars off the road for a year.




Some 20 new jobs have also been created.

David Pass said: “This plant is now one of the most advanced material recovery centres in the UK.


“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 used to spend over £2 million a year on disposal costs so we will be making big savings on that as well.”

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