100,000 tonnes per year PP and PE plastic recycling plant planned for the Netherlands


A €75 million plastic recycling plant is to be built in the Netherlands by new company Quality Circular Polymers (QCP).

The 100,000 tonnes per year facility will specialise in recycling both PP and PE plastics with SITA providing a reliable supply of material to the facility.


It is expected the first phase of the plant, based in Chemelot, will be operational by the end of 2015 with full capacity reached following a further two phases.


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QCP chief executive Huub Meessen (pictured) said: “With the end product in mind, we reach out to co-develop grades for prime applications. That is why it is important that SITA will take care of the backward integration into raw materials, so we can guarantee a reliable supply to customers in high-end applications.”

SITA Netherlands managing director Herman Snellink added: “With QCP we will realise a win-win situation, as we will enter downstream markets, creating value from our raw materials. This way we can close the loop, in line with our vision and the vision of many of our customers.”