Scandinavian Enviro Systems is to submit a proposal for consultation documentation to the county administrative board in Västra Götaland ahead of a future permit application for a new recycling plant for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The consultation pertains to the establishment of a new facility to be located in Uddevalla Municipality with an annual capacity to recycle half of all end-of-life tyres in Sweden.
Enviro Considers Large-scale Development in Sweden
Enviro has previously communicated its aim to ultimately establish about four new recycling plants per year over the next ten years. The company has stated that West Sweden and Central Europe are its initial priority markets and has now identified an industrial site in Lillesjö, in Uddevalla Municipality, as potentially suitable for establishment of a new recycling plant in West Sweden. Since 2013, Enviro has operated a wholly owned recycling plant at Åsensbruk, in Mellerud Municipality, with a permit for recycling a maximum of 15,000 tonnes of tyres per year. The planned facility in Uddevalla is estimated to have a maximum capacity of 60,000 tonnes of tyres per year, which would suffice for the recycling of half of Sweden’s total annual volume of end-of-life tyres. The planned new facility will not affect the operations at the plant in Åsensbruk.
The documentation that has now been produced for consultation will be followed up by a formal application for permission to establish the plant. It is expected that the permit application will be submitted in early autumn. A final decision on establishment of a plant is also dependent on several other factors, such as securing access to end-of-life tyres and agreements covering deliveries of recovered materials.
A future recycling plant in Uddevalla would not only contribute to reduced environmental impact but would also lead to the creation of new industrial jobs.
“Naturally, the exact number will depend on the size of the plant and the volumes that we recover, but there is no doubt that this type of facility generates new jobs,” says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.