Austrian packaging specialist ALPLA is investing €8 million (£6.8 million) to add a third line to its food grade PET recycling plant in Poland.
The recycling plant at Radomsko will see production capacity increase from 30,000 to 54,000 tonnes per year, making it one of the largest food grade PET recycling plants in Europe.
ALPLA Recycling Division managing director Dietmar Marin said: “ALPLA stands for sustainable packaging solutions made of plastic.
“As a system provider, we develop products optimised for recycling, process high proportions of recyclate in production and take care of efficient recycling. With our global focus on recycling and our commitment in Central and Eastern Europe, we make a significant contribution to the regional bottle-to-bottle cycle.”
By 2025, all PET bottles in the EU should contain at least 25% post-consumer recycled content, and this facility should help ALPLA meet those commitments.