A recycling company will host a virtual question and answer session regarding an application they’ve submitted to Renfrewshire Council to open a ground-breaking tyre recycling processing plant in Linwood.

The project, which is the first of its kind in the UK, will help towards Scotland’s waste tyre problem and create over 100 jobs for the local area.

Following a notice of Pre-application having been submitted to Renfrewshire council, SSH Recycling Ltd. is holding a Virtual Town Hall on Saturday, to discuss its plans to build the tyre processing plant in Linwood and answer any questions the local public may have.

The first of its kind in the UK, the plant will be built by SSH Recycling Ltd. and is intended to solve the entirety of Scotland’s waste tyre problem, using revolutionary new technology to recycle or reuse every component part of the tyre. Currently, much vulcanised rubber such as tyres cannot be effectively recycled. This means that tyres often end up scarring the landscape in piles or being exported to be burned elsewhere in the world at enormous carbon cost. When tyres are recycled, this tends to be into lower value products such as crumb, aggregate or Tyre Derived Fuel.

SSH’s process will be the first in the UK to support the devulcanisation of treated rubber. In so doing, it will open up a far wider range of potential applications for the recycled tyres, for example synthetic rubber sheet, conveyor belts, shoe soles or rubber mats.

Those interested in learning more out SSH Recycling’s plan can join for a presentation and Q&A at the following times on Saturday 20th March 2021:

  • 10am – 11am
  • 11am – 12pm
  • 12pm – 1pm

If you would like to take part in the Virtual Town Hall meeting, please RSVP on the SSH Recycling website: www.sshrecyclingltd.com and registrants will then be sent a link to join the discussion prior to the event taking place.

Main image: Site model of how the plant may look