Packaging Firm RTP Company Faces Local Backlash In Ireland
A new RTP Company plastics manufacturing plant in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, which has been granted planning permission, is facing a backlash from local residents concerned about the facility's impact on the local environment.
A group calling itself Save Our Skibbereen (SOS) has announced that it will be holding a meeting in the Cork town to 'announce the next steps' in its campaign to stall the development of the factory, which was recently granted permission by An Bord Pleanála, Ireland's planning authority.
“It’s astounding that in 2018, when everyone is so concerned about plastic pollution, that a plastics factory is now being put in Skibbereen on the Wild Atlantic Way,” Brendan McCormack, an SOS spokesperson, told the Irish Examiner newspaper.
RTP Company, which describes itself as a 'global compounder of custom-engineered thermoplastics', is planning to employ up to 40 people at the facility.
The Minnesota-based firm operates a number of facilities across Europe, including in Beaune, France; Ladenburg, Germany; and its latest opening, in Wroclaw, Poland (pictured).
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