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Nestle partners with Plastic Energy to develop a recycling facility in the UK

October 21/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Chemical recycler Plastic Energy has teamed up with consumer products major Nestle on a study for a commercial large-scale plastics recycling facility in the UK, said the company.

Nestle UK and Ireland has partnered with chemical recycling company Plastic Energy to develop a recycling plant in the UK. The two companies will explore the scope for the first-commercial large-scale facility of its kind in the country.

Plastic Energy uses and develops a specialist recycling technology to transform traditionally hard-to-recycle plastic waste, such as confectionery wrappers and breakfast cereal bags, into recycled oils called TACOIL.

These can then be used as a replacement for fossil oils to make food-grade plastics. Nestle UK and Ireland group packaging manager Alison Bramfitt said: The issue of packaging waste is one where we all have a role to play, to not only cut our use of virgin plastic, but also make sure the plastic in our packaging has a second life.

We are working hard to create a circular lifespan for our packaging so it can have multiple lives and uses, and partnering with Plastic Energy is just one of the ways we are taking steps forward on this journey. We want to increase the amount of recycled plastic we use but there are currently real challenges in the supply of recycled content for food packaging in the UK.

Thats why we are excited about the potential of this partnership with Plastic Energy. We hope the outcome of the feasibility study will help offer more insight into the options for supporting the infrastructure in recycling capability in this country."

We remind that Russia's output of chemical products rose in August 2020 by 5% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 5.3% in the first eight months of 2020, according to Rosstat's data. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, polymers in primary form accounted for the greatest increase in the January-July output. August production of benzene fell to 102,000 tonnes from 95,300 tonnes a month earlier due to scheduled shutdowns for maintenance at several producers. Overall output of this product reached 918,300 tonnes over the stated period, down by 0.9% year on year. At the same time, August production of primary polymers rose to 888,000 tonnes against 838,000 tonnes in July due to increased capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim, Stavrolen and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 6,630,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 15.2%  year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:packaging, Nestle, recycling, sustainable development.
Category:General News
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