54,000 tonnes of rPET per year: Alpla expands recycling plant in Poland

Alpla is expanding 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.

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 intending to create the basis for meeting the EU requirements in the regional markets. “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,” emphasises Mariusz Musiał, Alpla Country Manager Poland. “With this investment we are targeting the Polish market in particular and ensuring that sufficient rPET is available to our customers”, adds Beata Szynkiewicz-Razik, Commercial Director of PRT Radomsko.

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

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