A new pilot plant for treating plastic waste

Recycling , Treatment , Sustainability

This autumn, we will be opening a brand new factory at our Dottignies site. This "advanced mechanical recycling" factory - designed entirely by our team of engineers - will turn plastic waste into high quality primary materials that can be used to manufacture plastic products. To achieve this, we are turning to advanced purification techniques and water treatment processes that go beyond the traditional methods. This plant will enable us to give a new lease of life to 20,000 tonnes of polypropylene and polyethylene waste every year.

The whole recycling process will have a positive impact on the environment. By making circular use of plastics, we avoid plastic waste going for incineration and we avoid new fossil sources, such as oil, being consumed to produce more plastic. So here we are taking a major step in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.