Trading Plastics

Quality control underpins everything we do when it comes to producing recycled plastic for putting back into products. By sorting plastic in to single polymer grades and removing contamination, we can ensure tight regulations on exports are met no matter the commodity destination. Our dedicated quality, compliance and documentation teams, work continuously to ensure all regulations are met and that all customers meet our standards in operations and corporate responsibility.

Recycled plastic market

We operate a network of Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) across the UK that sell recycled materials. These MRFs process comingled materials, primarily from local councils; using advanced technology to separate it into high quality individual material streams.

Many of our MRFs have the ability to sort some of the plastics on the first pass and what they cannot handle is sorted at our Plastic Recycling Facility (PRF). Our PRF is dedicated to sorting 85ktpa of mixed plastics for the Viridor group and further afield.

Our award-winning plastic recycling facility in Rochester, Kent, is one of the most sophisticated of its kind in the UK. The facility separates plastics by polymer type including: PET, HDPE and PP.

In addition, our Polymer Recycling Facility in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, segregates and processes the material further to produce HDPE compounds and PET flakes. These polymer grades are of the highest quality and can be directly substituted for virgin material in the manufacturing of many new plastic products and packaging.

Valuing the manufacturers and brand owners that we supply, Viridor is committed to supporting UK and European processing where possible, whilst also providing recycled plastic to a range of countries across the world.


120,000 Tonner

Traded annually

46 %

Recycled plastic

10 + Years

Exporting experience




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