Encirc opens rail terminal

Materials World magazine
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14 Dec 2017

Glass container manufacturer and bottler unveils rail terminal and receives first shipment of recycled cullet.

Encirc aims to reduce its operational carbon emission by more than 2,400 tonnes every year through a new purpose built railhead in Cheshire, UK.

The connection to the rail network will reduce the company’s reliance on the roads. Encirc received its first shipment of 1,600 tonnes of recycled cullet from glass recycler United Resource Management to the facility at the end of 2017.

Andrew Morris, Head of Logistics at Encirc, commented, ‘The reopening of the railhead has been a ground-breaking development for us. We know that our customers – much like ourselves – place sustainability high on their list of priorities. By investing in our new terminal, we can continue to make their supply chains more environmentally responsible, and considerably reduce the carbon footprint of our containers we produce.'

‘Our railhead is an excellent example of how a business can also embrace past technologies to offer sustainable solutions for the future.’