Under the deal, processed glass from Recresco’s modern Ellesmere Port facility will serve Encirc for the manufacture of new glass bottles and containers at its site in Elton, Cheshire.
The contract will safeguard exiting jobs at Recresco and Encirc while supporting the wider local economy, as well as reducing the businesses’ environmental footprints and transportation times due to their proximity.
Tim Gent, Recresco Director, said:
“We are firmly committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business and keeping glass out of landfill. We know that by working with Encirc, our product will be manufactured back into glass bottles and containers in the most energy efficient way.”
Brian Harrison, Purchasing Manager at Encirc, echoed Mr Gent’s commitment to sustainability in his own statement:
“At Encirc, we work hard to operate sustainably and minimise the environmental effects of our manufacturing processes. By working with local businesses that share this goal, we are helping to reduce our carbon footprint while supporting the local economy.
We have worked with Recresco over many years and have been continually impressed with its innovative approach to waste management and glass processing.”
Mr Harrison further said that Encirc was looking forward to continuing its positive working relationship with Recresco over the next five years.
Both companies have invested heavily in their respective Cheshire based facilities in recent years.
Recresco’s Ellesmere Port site received significant upgrades in machinery and equipment following the company’s multi-million-pound purchase of the land from Peel Ports in 2020.
Encirc invested heavily in boosting its manufacturing capacity at its Elton facility and has installed an industrial furnace capable of processing up to 900 tonnes of container glass per day.