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Sims open new site in Cardiff

Sims open new site in CardiffThe British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) recently announced that BMRA member Sims Metal Management (Sims) has opened a new site in Cardiff, South Wales. The new metal collection and recycling facility, located on Tremorfa Industrial Estate, was developed to offer metal and electronics recycling services to businesses and households across the Cardiff region.

With an investment in excess of £1 million, the purpose-built site is fitted with dedicated processing equipment to handle oversized materials. It will employ five staff to help local tradespeople and the general public quickly drop-off and get paid for their old steel and non-ferrous metals.

Paul Wright, Managing Director UK Metals, said: “This new facility in Cardiff is another example of the way Sims is leading the UK metals recycling industry, and with our investment in this new site we are furthering our commitment to the South Wales region. I would like to thank the entire Sims team and regional government agencies for making this possible.”

Within the South Wales region, Sims now employs more than 85 staff, across three facilities in Skewen, Cardiff and Newport. Sims owns and operates nearly 50 recycling facilities across the UK as a part of Sims Metal Management Limited.



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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.