Project managers from the Manchester based resource recovery company in charge of running national collection schemes for recycling carpets, vinyl flooring and rigid PVC, explained the need for enforcement of environmental regulations.
Axion’s Commercial Operations Manager, Judith Clayman and Axion Director Roger Morton, told of how impressed Nick Clegg was by the innovative work’ carried out at the Trafford Park plant to recover metals and high-grade plastics from end-of-life vehicles and re-use them in new cars such as the BMW Mini.
Senior Engineer Sam Haig and George Rapa, a chemical engineering student on placement from Birmingham University told the Deputy PM of the latest progress surrounding Axion’s Innovative UK funded fuel cell project.
The Deputy Prime Minister sat in on a European policy reform debate with Axion’s laboratory apprentices, Scott Flanagan and Simon Davidson and accounts apprentice Jordan Farrelly before discussing growth in the local community.
Nick Clegg was particularly interested in the process of green technologies and the collaborative research work that the company is undertaking with Johnson Matthey and Technical Fibre Products on recovering materials from spent fuel cells.
Mr Clegg was joined by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle & Bramhall and Liberal Democrat Chief Whip and Jeremy Meal, Liberal Democrat candidate for Bramhall South and Woodford.
Axion Consulting is part of the Axion Group that develops innovative resource recovery and processing solutions for recycling waste materials.
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