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Joint venture More PET founded with Remondis / Marketing of rPET

Joint venture More PET founded with Remondis / Marketing of rPETGerman recycling service provider Remondis (Là¼nen; and Dutch recycler Morssinkhof Plastics (Lichtenvoorde; have set up a joint venture to market rPET and create â??closed loopsâ? for beverage packaging materials. Both partners have a 50% share in More PET, based in Essen / Germany. Approval from the antitrust authorities is pending.
Remondis headquarters in Là¼nen / Germany (Photo: Remondis)
Based on the European Commissionâ??s target to incorporate a higher recyclate content in PET beverage bottles â?? 25% by 2025 â?? the two family-run companies are investing in new processing capacities. A Remondis spokesperson told that joint operation of a processing plant was currently not planned.
In August 2020, Remondis will be commissioning in Zeitz / Germany another expansion stage of its recycling system for PET bottles from the deposit system for non-refillable bottles. The recycling lines there had originally been designed by the now insolvent Plastic Recycling Zeitz (PRZ) for a capacity of around 45,000 t/y to process PET bottles into clear and coloured flakes. Another PET recycling plant with a capacity of up to 20,000 t/y is operated in Hamburg.
At the former site of automotive supplier Fehrer Automotive in Markranstà¤dt near Leipzig / Germany, Morssinkhof is currently building a new PET processing plant to produce 40,000 t/y of recyclate using the so-called â??Mopetâ? process as of 2021 (see of 23.07.2019).
Morssinkhof is also the leading partner of a Dutch recycling consortium that is marketing the â??CuReâ? recycling process â?? a partial depolymerisation process that can be used to convert opaque PET, which is difficult to recycle, into food-grade material. The beverage multinational Coca-Cola has recently invested in the recycling start-up (see of 23.07.2020).11.08.2020 [245671-0]

Publication date: 11/08/2020



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.