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We at Biffa are proud of the role we play within the community in Teesside and were excited to support this project.
The business employs around 190 people across the North East, all of whom transfer to new owners Biffa.
Chris Hanlon, Commercial Director at Biffa Polymers, said: "The new line is a real boost to our leading industry position in plastics recycling here in the UK.
A spokesperson from Biffa said: The issue is far, far greater than the industry, or the public, could ever possibly imagine.
Biffa spokesman Paul Casey said: "We are pleased that we can now offer this fully-compliant service and licensed network of disposal points.
Biffa Award Programme manager Gillian French said: "The Biffa Awards have been held for over 10 years and each year they create a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the dedicated people who are delivering some of the excellent projects we have funded.
Other tools introduced by the Biffa team include a bin lifter constructed from stainless steel to protect it from the corrosion caused by milk acidity, large-scale source separation of milk bottles and a fully galvanised plastics baler and card/polythene baler--installed in August 2013.
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, and Biffa customer, has been meeting the requirements of Zero Waste Scotland for some time.
Gillian French, Biffa Award programme manager, said: "Projects like this are incredibly important for local communities, which is why we look to invest in them.
The EA are no real challenge to the likes of Biffa and we are disappointed that we had to press it to do the right thing.
Biffa chief executive Ian Wakelin said the deal with lenders Angelo Gordon & Co, Avenue Capital Group, Babson Capital Europe and Sankaty Advisors would provide long-term financial stability to the company.
Newspapers have reported that HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) is set to take control of Biffa, a refuse collection company based in the UK.