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The largest plastic recycling plant in the UK is made by Amut

In 2020 Amut was selected by UK-based Viridor as the supplier of a new-generation polymer recycling facility. Viridor is actively committed to increasing recycling and achieving net zero emissions. The new UK’s largest multi-polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth, reflects the company’s continuous drive to build a domestic circular plastics economy. Recycling plastic also emits less than 20% of the carbon of new plastics. In addition, this landmark facility is powered by the energy produced at Viridor’s state-of-the-art energy recovery facility – integrated with the plant in the same building.

Amut involvement contributes to add value to Viridor’s “green” ambitions playing a prominent role designing and providing an environmentally sound solution featuring two process sections. Amut’s Ecotech division designed and developed a high-tech custom plastic recovery facility integrated into a highly efficient washing plant. This turn-key plant will process 90,000 tons per year of waste composed of PET, HDPE and PP bottles to produce prime quality and purity flakes and granules to be sold on the market for food grade and commercial end use.

Piergianni Milani, president of Amut Group, stated: “We are extremely proud to contribute with our technology, to this environmentally-friendly waste management project, aimed at giving plastic a new life, and thus helping to respect the planet. As a leading innovator we keep on delivering our clients advanced solutions matching with the prevailing circular economy model. Thanks to our R&D department, actively engaged in finding new solutions, we have developed recycling plants allowing to minimize water and energy consumption and chemicals usage. Our customized automated washing lines reduce fresh water usage to 1,1 liter for each kg of high purity flakes of PET, HDPE and PP thanks to our patented Friction Washer unit.”

Publication date: 31/03/2022

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This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

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Last update: 2022-01-31