Smile Plastics lands £300k from Welsh Government to turn packaging into design materials

The company turns plastic waste from food and cosmetic packaging into decorative materials

Swansea-based company Smile Plastics, which turns plastic waste from food and cosmetic packaging into design and architecture materials, has been granted £300,000 funding from the Welsh Government.

The firm, which supplies global brands including Stella McCartney and Christian Dior,  says the funds will be mobilised to scale up the number of materials it recycles every year.

The funding will also help the company to expand its production to help cover the growing demand for its products.

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates said: “Creating a circular economy for plastic waste is a huge opportunity for the economy of Wales as well as benefiting the environment.”

Smile Plastics Director Rosalie McMillan commented: “This money will be instrumental in expanding our capabilities to achieve our vision of transforming waste into decorative materials around the world.”

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