Largest PET recycling plant Down Under now up and running / New facility uses recycling line by Austria's StarlingerThe plant aims to annually recycle 30,000 t of post-consumer PET (Photo: Circular Plastics Australia)Australiaâ??s largest PET recycling facility is now operational, using a recoSTAR PET 215 HC iV+ PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line from Starlinger
), which produces 2.5 t of rPET per hour.
The AUD 45 mn (EUR 30.4 mn) plant in Albury-Wodonga is being run by Circular Plastics Australia
â?? a JV between Pact Group
(Richmond, Australia; www.pactgroup.com
), Cleanaway Waste Management
), Asahi Beverages
), and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
(Uxbridge, UK; www.cocacolaep.com
).Related: Feasibility study for circular economy / Chance of advanced recycling plant in Victoria
The plant aims to annually recycle 30,000 t of post-consumer PET â?? equivalent to around 1 bn bottles â?? collected via container deposit schemes and kerbside pick-up, and use food-grade rPET pellets as raw material to produce new beverage bottles and other food packaging.
The joint venture involved in the Albury-Wodonga plant is building a second PET plastics reclaim facility also capable of recycling the equivalent of around 1 bn PET beverage bottles each year. Construction of the plant in Melbourne is scheduled to be completed in 2023.09.05.2022 Plasteurope.com [250226-0]