AN MP has visited a manufacturer’s site in Winsford to learn more about the future of sustainable packaging.

Edward Timpson CBE, MP for Eddisbury, visited Coveris’ Cheshire-based extrusion facility in, seeing firsthand how the manufacturer is developing the recyclable and recycled polythene packaging films of the future.

Coveris is a sustainable packaging company that manufactures plastic and paper solutions for some of the world's most respected brands.

Its flagship polythene (PE) extrusion facility is in Winsford.

Over the last year the business has launched its pioneering onsite Film Science Lab to support the accelerated R&D of innovative and recycled products.

Opening the doors to its state-of-the-art facility, the company was keen to show Mr Timpson the advances it has made in manufacturing, reprocessing and employment creation, to gain parliamentary support for its recycling operations and further infrastructure to meet Government waste recycling targets of 55 per cent by 2025 and 65 per cent by 2035.

Mr Timpson said: “It was a pleasure to visit the facility and see the excellent work Coveris is doing to achieve sustainability and contribute to the local economy in the form of stable, well-supported careers.

“I must commend the team on their efforts to protect the environment through scientific innovation, and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the processes undertaken by Coveris.

“I look forward to hearing more about Coveris’ advancements in this field in the future.”

Jon Pallas, Coveris’ head of recycling for films, added: “We were very grateful for the opportunity to meet Mr Timpson and showcase the fantastic work we’ve been doing over the last 18 months to create a new landscape for recyclable and recycled plastic films.

“Coveris has proven its capability in both of these areas and is really pushing the boundaries of circular manufacturing in the UK.

“With increased investment, job creation, waste input and recycled product output, we now hope to gain further Government support in our journey towards our vision of no waste.”