Remondis will work with Dutch firm on PET bottle recycling

Remondis will work with Dutch firm on PET bottle recycling

German waste and recycling company allies with Dutch plastics firm to boost food-grade rPET production.

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Lünen, Germany-based waste and recycling services provider Remondis says it is working with Netherlands-based Morssinkhof Rymoplast to help beverage companies meet a European Union target of 25 percent recycled content in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles.

Remondis says its work with the Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands-based family firm is being undertaken to help the beverage packaging sector meet “the European Commission’s requirement for a higher recycling share in all PET beverage bottles (25 percent by 2025).” Adds Remondis, “The two family-run companies are investing in new processing capacities.”

In Zeitz, Germany, Remondis says it will “start up another expansion phase of its processing plant for PET bottles from the one-way deposit system this month.” And in Markranstädt, Germany, near Leipzig, Morssinkhof Rymoplast “will produce regranulates in a new preparation plant using its own successful MOPET process [starting in] January 2021.”

Remondis says pending approval by anti-trust authorities, the companies will “jointly offer the market high-quality, food-grade rPET regranulates under the name MORE PET GmbH, to enable closed material cycles for PET beverage packaging.”

Remondis describes itself as a leading service provider for the recycling, waste and water sectors, including being a service provider in the German container deposit system as an operator of sorting and extrusion systems for plastic packaging at several locations.

Morssinkhof Rymoplast describes itself as producer of “high-quality plastic recyclates, [and] one of the largest producers in Europe, operating several processing plants.”