A £5 million investment by a recycling and waste management company in Warwickshire should lead to massive reductions in carbon emissions.
Fortress Recycling and Resource Management on the Heathcote Industrial Estate in Warwick is the first company to receive a £100,000 grant from the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme following introductions by the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub.
The business, run by brothers David, Robert and Andrew Pass, has invested in a £5 million materials processing facility which means paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminium cans can be sorted and recycled.
Twenty new jobs have been created and the new equipment will also lead to cost savings in the disposal costs of materials which in the past the business couldn’t recycle.
David Pass, of Fortress Recycling and Resource Management, said: “This plant is now one of the most advanced material recovery centres in the UK. We recycle non-hazardous business waste and recycle paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium cans, plastic bottles and milk bottles and the new machine will also improve our productivity levels.”