Dozens of jobs could be created if plans for a plastic recycling facility in Glasgow are given the go-ahead.

The facility is being proposed for vacant land at Cardonald Business Park on Fifty Pitches Road.

It would operate 24-hours a day, all year round and would employ 56 people.

When fully operational, the plant would receive up to six lorry-loads of plastic waste bales per day.

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A statement submitted with the application states: “The building is designed around a state-of-the-art production process for the recycling of waste plastics. The process generates almost no emissions.

“The proposals will make a positive contribution to the immediate area. The site is appropriate for the proposed use which will provide an exemplary facility of this type which will make a valuable contribution to the options available to improve recycling and reduce plastic waste going to landfill.”

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The application by Vinanian Developments Ltd is due to go before Glasgow City planners.