Stretchy plastic recycling project put on hold

Posted on: Wednesday 22 September 2021

A project to recycle single-use stretchy plastic in Torfaen has been temporarily suspended following a devastating fire at the Capital Valley Plastics.

Torfaen Council has been working in partnership with the company since 2019 to recycle items like plastic bags, bubble wrap and food wrappers which would otherwise go to landfill. Capital Valley Plastics collect and turn the non-recyclable material into products for the building industry. Twenty six tons of stretchy plastic has been recycled in Torfaen since the project began.

The fire on Saturday September 4 affected large sections of the company’s plant in Blaenavon.

It means collections from the following public collection points have been temporarily suspended:

  • CVP Kays and Kears site bank
  • Torfaen council offices bank
  • Artie Craftie Blaenavon post office
  • CVP Cwmavon road Bank
  • Bryn Onnen Primary School bank
  • Canine corner Croesyceiliog
  • Able radio
  • Market Village Cwmbran town centre
  • Talywain Post office
  • Blaenavon RFC
  • Zero Waste Torfaen
  • My local convenience stores- Edlogan Square
  • The Costar Partnership
  • Torfaen Household Waste Recycling Centre

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for Environment, said: “Our thoughts go out to Capital Valley Plastics and their employees who have been affected by this terrible incident.

“The partnership between Torfaen Council and Capital Valleys Plastics to reduce the amount on non-recyclable plastic going to landfill has been very successful and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

Daisy Edwards, Sustainability Project Manager, said: “We are overwhelmed with all the well wishes and support we have received in the last week since the devastating fire at our site on Kays and Kears industrial estate. We want to thank everyone for their support and patience during these difficult times. We are keen to recommence the recycling scheme as soon as possible and will strive to get back to doing what we love which is helping to protect our environment by recycling stretchy plastic” – Capital valley plastics

If you require any further information please contact Daisy Edwards on 01495 772255 or

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