SITA unveils new plastics recycling line

New line installed at company’s Bayonne, France, facility.

July 31, 2014
RTGE Staff
Legislation & Regulations Plastics

SITA, a subsidiary of the waste and recycling firm Suez Environnement, based in Paris, has inaugurated a new plastics sorting line at its facility in Bayonne, France. The official inauguration was attended by Jean-René Etchegaray, Mayor of Bayonne, and Yann Vincent, CEO of SITA’s Recycling Division in France.

The company says that the new facility will provide a finer sorting of plastics and allow for the opportunity to increase the production of recycled raw material while improving the quality of the plastic scrap.

The new line is equipped with the newest generation of infrared sensors, which will allow the facility to recognize new sources of plastics. This, the company notes, will allow SITA to make positive sorting of the bottles and containers, as well as separate bottles by color (blue and clean). This, the company says, will ensure the production of recycled raw materials of the best quality at a competitive price.

SITA points out the new facility will give the company the opportunity to further develop end markets for plastic sheets, as well as make flakes for manufacturing fibers for the padding and insulation, carpets for automobiles and new bottles and food containers.