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Swanscombe firm praised by Dartford MP

PUBLISHED: 15:03 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:03 04 August 2014

Gareth Johnson MP and Simon Scholes.

Gareth Johnson MP and Simon Scholes.

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Kent based VEKA Recycling has been commended by Dartford MP Gareth Johnson for providing employment opportunities in North Kent.

The Conservative MP toured the company’s recycling facility which is based in Swanscombe. It has grown from just 10 employees, to 40 since it was founded seven years ago, providing jobs for local people in north Kent whilst also expanding its services and products.

Mr Johnson was impressed by the company’s commitment to local economic growth, saying: “We can be proud in Dartford that we have companies like VEKA Recycling leading the way with these techniques.

“The environmental benefits from recycling are well known, but the procedures used by VEKA Recycling are also providing great employment opportunities locally too.”

Last year saw a significant investment by the company in extrusion equipment to recycle old PVC-U windows.

Simon Scholes, business administration manager at VEKA Recycling said: “In welcoming Gareth to our facility, his visit also provided the perfect opportunity to highlight the issues facing our industry, such as changes to legislation and the impact on plastics recycling in particular.”

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