Founded in 1986 by Oliver Brady and Rita Shah, Shabra Plastics & Packaging is one of Irelands leading recycling companies, recycling thousands of tonnes of waste yearly which will be processed, recycled, and reprocessed into something new.
Shabra is a perfect example of closed loop recycling via PE reprocessing, Shabra Recycling creates a high quality recyclate pellet some of which is then used on site by Shabra Polymex to manufacture recycled bags with the remaining PE pellet being exported to other manufacturers.
On delivery of the new recyclate products, Shabra can also collect waste plastic packaging generated by their customers and return it to their reprocessing and manufacturing plant to use as feedstock for reprocessing and manufacturing more value-added products for their customers. We are one of the leading companies caring for the environment.
A company with a strong foundation in innovation, a firm eye on export markets and a source of jobs for the local economy, it is no surprise that Shabra has received numerous business and entrepreneurial awards over its 34-year history.
Of Indian ancestry, Rita Shah, CEO of the Monaghan based recycling firm, was born and grew up in Kenya where she was educated by Irish missionaries, has transformed recycling in Ireland and with a new investment as of 2019, intends to increase capacity on the eight-acre site from recycling 12,000 tons of PET bottles a year into a massive 35,000 tons.
In the early 1980s, Rita Shah took up that challenge when she moved to Ireland and became involved in a business venture backed by her father. Oliver Brady, who had worked for her father in Kenya, had set up a recycling business in his native Monaghan.
Shabra – which is an amalgamation of the surnames of the two founding partners Shah and Brady – began as a plastics-manufacturing operation in Carrickmacross. It started out printing bags, then manufacturing its own bags from plastic bottle or PET waste, which it then sold to retail and business customers.
Shabra built the existing plastic bottle sorting plant in 2010 at a cost of €3.5 million on the outskirts of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
While it initially imported recyclates, it began to source its own waste directly from within Ireland, an innovation at the time.
Manufacturing of recycled refuse bags, which are produced on site, and the production of PET flake from the reprocessing of post-consumer bottles. This plastic recyclate is then sold either domestically or into export markets, where it is used in the manufacturing of R-PET deli containers, or as the fibre to make nappies, carpets and even fleece.
As business and the demands of customer grew so did Shabra, creating a new area of business, Packaging. We cater for all packaging needs including Foil Containers, Microwaveable Containers, Chip Bags, Kraft Bags, Compostable Bags, Kraft Boxes and many more.
Shabra Group comprises of the following 3 companies:
Collectors and reprocessors of industrial, commercial & post consumer recyclable waste. Shabra operates a closed loop system and the company is very much value added sales in Ireland and exports worldwide.
A Plastic Bags Manufacturers of many Recycled products such as recyclate, sacks, food grade liners & bespoke bags. All recycled bags are produced from, Shabra’s own recyclate material collected, washed and reprocessed in house, on site.
Shabra Plastics and Packaging – Manufacturers and Suppliers of plastic packaging products and catering disposables.
Incorporating a strong Management team with a 49 workforce, we have a highly specialized teams in key areas such as industrial waste management, waste reprocessing, extrusion, printing, R&D, Procurement, Sales and supply chain management.