London -- "London 2012 will create a lasting legacy for the UK that stimulates consumers to recycle more and helps create many green jobs for the packaging and recycling industries." That’s according to Closed Loop Recycling’s CEO Chris Dow, whose East London-based food grade plastic recycling facility just 5 miles from the Olympic site is already celebrating gold medal success of its own. The pioneering Dagenham recycling company has announced that since production started back in 2008 – the year of the last Olympics - it has recycled more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic bottles at its state of the art recycling facility, creating 150,000 tonnes of carbon savings in the process.
Chris Dow explains: "London 2012 presents the UK recycling and packaging industry with a fantastic opportunity to take closed loop material recycling – that is taking UK sourced recyclate and turning it into new food and drink packaging – to the next level.
"Under the spotlight of the world we will be delivering on the greenest games ever with the greatest recycling legacy ever. Coca Cola’s commitment to recycle used plastic bottles from the Games into new packaging will not only benefit their own brands but the whole industry, by stimulating demand for UK recyclate at every level and sending a strong ‘UK closed loop’ message to environmentally minded consumers, big brands and retailers alike." Quelle: Closed Loop Recycling