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Abu Dhabi to build PET plastic recycling plant with Veolia

November 17/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Veolia Middle East, the local subsidiary of Veolia, will construct the new recycling facility that can produce 14,000 tonnes of food-grade quality recycled raw material called rPET, said Reuters.

The facility will use advanced sorting technologies, as well as an efficient washing line and modern extrusion process to sort, shred and wash the PET before it is melted into regenerated raw material that can be used for food and beverage (F&B) packaging.

Multiple Abu Dhabi and Federal stakeholders, including Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Tadweer and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), are supporting the new PET recycling facility to improve the circular economy in the region and offer advanced solutions to the global sustainability sector.

The new facility, which will be built in KIZAD, will incorporate Abu Dhabi and the UAEs waste management strategy to eliminate waste from landfill, improve recycling and boost the circular economy.

AGS founder and CEO Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan said: "Through the development of this innovative facility, we aim to help consolidate Abu Dhabis position as a leader within the sustainability sector, while also further enabling a circular economy and encouraging habitual recycling.

"The economic impact of developing and operating this facility will be realised through both job creation and further opportunities in the emirates waste management sector. The results of this will showcase lucrative investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi to global markets."

The new plant will help achieve Abu Dhabis target to divert 75 percent waste away from landfills, while positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading contributor to global sustainability, according to His Excellency Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, the government entity responsible for managing the emirates waste.

Over three billion soft drinks and PET water bottles are consumed each year in the UAE.

As MRC informed earlier, Valio and Tetra Pak present the first line of milk in eco-friendly packaging in Russia, which consists of more than 80% of cardboard and polymers of vegetable origin obtained from sugar cane. Valio announced that it will be the first Russian company to sell Tetra Pak milk from renewable vegetable raw materials.
Tetra Pak estimates that the use of such packaging will reduce the total volume of hydrocarbon-based polymers in Valio's product packaging by 52 tons per year, which will significantly reduce total CO2 emissions.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,594,510 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only high denstiy polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 880,130 tonnes in the nine months of 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports, exluding producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply increased exclusively of PP random copolymer.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:bioplastics, APET-granulate, PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, recycling, sustainable development.
Category:General News
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