54,000 tonnes of rPET per year

Date: 004.07.2023Source: Alpla

ALPLA is continuing the global expansion of its circular economy with the expansion of its recycling plant in Radomsko (Poland). The internationally active packaging and recycling specialist is investing around eight million euros in the third extrusion line at the site. The annual production capacity will increase from 30,000 to 54,000 tonnes of food-grade PET recycling material (rPET). This makes the PET Recycling Team (PRT) Radomsko one of the largest recycling plants of its kind in Europe.

The company is securing the long-term supply of food-grade PET recycling material (rPET) by expanding the recycling plant in Radomsko. The internationally active company is investing around eight million euros in a state-of-the-art extrusion line. Ten years after its opening, the PET Recycling Team (PRT) Radomsko is one of the largest recycling plants for this material in Europe with a production capacity of 54,000 tonnes of food-grade rPET pellets per year.

Said Dietmar Marin, Managing Director Recycling Division, Arla: “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 beverage bottles in the EU should contain at least 25 per cent post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. With the expansion of the site in Poland, ALPLA is creating the basis for meeting the EU requirements in the regional markets.

Added Mariusz Musiał, ALPLA Country Manager, Poland: “We actively work with customers to create closed loops for PET packaging and accompany them on their sustainability path. To this end, we are taking care of meeting tomorrow’s needs today and already have some excellent examples in reality.”  Said Beata Szynkiewicz-Razik, Commercial Director of PRT Radomsko: “With this investment we are targeting the Polish market in particular and ensuring that sufficient rPET is available to our customers.”

The installation of the third extrusion line in Radomsko will create twelve additional jobs and expand the team to more than 100 employees.

Concluded Marcin Jabłoński, plant manager: “PRT Radomsko has stood for top quality and excellent operational performance for over ten years. The expansion of the site is a confirmation of our highly motivated team and strengthens our position in the market.”  For more visit Alpla.com

David Cox / IDM

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