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Coveris opens pioneering UK recycling facility

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Leading packaging manufacturer Coveris has embarked on the next step of its ReCover journey with the opening of a new polyethylene (PE) films recycling facility site in Louth, Lincolnshire, the second in its portfolio.

Coveris said its pioneering ReCover recycling business segment is dedicated to closing the loop and keeping plastic circular.

The new ReCover plant uses groundbreaking technology to de-ink and recycle printed polyethylene (PE) packaging films from post-industrial waste (PIW) sources, which is then regranulated into high quality recycled PE resin, ReGen.

Creating a new recycling infrastructure within the packaging industry, ReCover Louth’s capabilities produce a larger and more consistent supply of quality recycled resin, ReGen, for use in packaging film production.

ReCover Louth’s de-inking recycling capabilities allow ReGen pellets to be upcycled into high performance non-food packaging including collation shrink films and tissue paper overwrap.

“This achieves significant environmental benefits by reducing reliance on virgin raw material, eliminating waste and keeping plastic as part of a circular loop,” said Coveris.

With the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of ReGen pellets annually, ReCover Louth uses printed waste feedstock from within the Coveris Group, its customers’ production waste and suitable post-industrial waste films from the industry.

ReGen pellets will initially be used to fulfil requirements of recycled content within the Coveris Group and is compliant with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, in addition to supporting UK Plastic Pact targets.

To discover more about Coveris’ ReCover journey, including a behind the scenes look at the creation of the ReCover Louth facility, visit