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Trinseo to Acquire Heathland, a Plastic Waste Recycler and Collector


Trinseo has entred into a definitive agreement to acquire Heathland, a collector and recycler of post-consumer (PCR, EoL) and post-industrial (PIR) plastic wastes in Europe.
Converting Waste into Valuables
As a plastic waste collector and recycler based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Heathland is focused on converting PCR and PIR polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polystyrene (PS) and other thermoplastic waste.
The company collects, pre-treats and processes plastic waste materials using mechanical and chemical recycling processes, and captures the materials’ maximum value by transforming them into high quality recycled raw materials for a wide range of high-end applications. Heathland is well established in Europe with several notable projects, including MMATwo and REVOLUTION, which are funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.
We are thrilled to enter into a definitive agreement with Heathland and look forward to growing together as we learn from their significant recycling expertise,” said Francesca Reverberi, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Trinseo. “In order to be successful as a sustainable solutions provider, it is essential that we have access to comprehensive recycling technologies and can secure plastic wastes as feedstock. This agreement is an extension of our commitment to investing in the movement toward a circular economy.”
New Acquisition to Meet Market Demand
The acquisition serves as an important milestone of Trinseo’s transformation journey into a specialty materials and sustainable solutions provider. As the Company’s extensive sustainable product portfolio continues to grow, this agreement will help meet market demand by securing a reliable source of recycled feedstock through the addition of a plastic waste collection business and enhancing the ongoing development of plastic recycling technologies.
Nikolaj Garnitsch and Simon van der Heijden are both co-founders and managing directors of Heathland. Nikolaj indicated, “We truly believe this move will bring significant value to the plastics value chain and serve as an exciting step toward realizing a circular economy.”
Simon added, “As a company dedicated to value creation through recycling, we share the same values as Trinseo and our business and product portfolios are complementary. There is a common goal to recycle in ways that bring most value out of waste feedstock, avoiding downcycling, and to produce circular raw materials of the highest grade, thereby facilitating the use of recycled raw material as a seamless alternative to virgin plastics. And both companies strive for excellence while doing that, which reflects on our valued customers, the organization itself and the environment. We believe the shared vision and global footprint of Trinseo will bring us to the next level.”

The investment is aligned with Trinseo’s 2030 Sustainability Goals, which outline the Company’s focus on tackling climate change, embedding sustainability in its product portfolio, promoting supplier and operational stewardship, and embodying responsibility as an employer.
Source: Trinseo



Publication date: 15/12/2021

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