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Alliance with polyolefins recycler Acteco to increase capacity at Spanish recycling plant

Alliance with polyolefins recycler Acteco to increase capacity at Spanish recycling plantThe products resulting from the alliance will be included in Repsolâ??s â??Reciclexâ? line, which contains 25% recycled material (Photo: Repsol)Spanish energy and chemicals company Repsol (Madrid; www.repsol.com) and compatriot waste management company Acteco (Valencia; www.acteco.es) are collaborating to increase capacity at Actecoâ??s plant in Alicante / Spain for manufacturing high-quality polyolefins derived from recycled materials. Acteco has more than 25 years of experience in the collection, processing and mechanical recycling of plastics. Products from this plant will be included in Repsolâ??s â??Reciclexâ? polyolefins product line for high-value applications as well as applications with high technical requirements such as outdoor furniture, flexible packaging products or automotive parts. The company offers a portfolio with more than 10 Reciclex grades for different end markets.
The partners have been working together since 2018 to promote new circular economy models through end-of-life recovery of polymers, reincorporating them into new high added-value products in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, construction, infrastructure or packaging (see Plasteurope.com of 03.05.2018). In this way, it is possible to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and decrease the consumption of raw materials used to manufacture new products.
The alliance contributes to Repsolâ??s objectives to become a net zero emissions company by 2050 and to have 20% of its polyolefins production come from high-quality recycled plastics by 2030. The Madrid-based company is involved in more than 200 circular economy initiatives launched to meet carbon intensity reduction targets.
Among others, the waste management company Acteco participates in a project to improve recycling of multilayer food packaging which Spanish plastics technology centre Aimplas (Valencia; www.aimplas.net) has started in 2019 (see Plasteurope.com of 25.11.2019).19.08.2020 Plasteurope.com [245749-0]

Publication date: 19/08/2020

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