Producing recycled plastic compounds from plas- tic waste with top characteristics to fill the gap be- tween virgin (fossil source) and recycled plastics, reducing the amount of plastic waste disposed in dumps.
The plant is combining both mechanical and ther- mo-chemical treatment of plastics, recycling rigid plastic wastes into compounded shapes at an in- dustrial level. NextChem’s proprietary MyReplast Upcycling Tech- nology satisfied exactly these requirements.
In 2019, the plant increased its workforce by 33%, from 45 to 60 people – all local hires. By turning plastic waste into new resources, the plant adds value to the local economy in terms of the direct and indirect revenues it generates. The other major contribution was preventing hun- dreds of tons of plastic waste from ending up in a dump and polluting the environment.
This project is the most efficient and economically sustainable plastic waste Upcycling plant in the EU. At its core there are: advanced sorting sensors, a full-treatment-process from mechanical sorting by polymer to grinding, washing and color separation; and an upcycling process, finishing upgraded plas- tic flakes into quality granulates.
40 KT OVERALL CAPACITY PER YEAR
(CORRESPONDING TO THE AVERAGE TOTAL PLASTIC CONSUMPTION OF 1 MILLION PEOPLE AND TO 100,000 M3 OF SAVED LANDFILL SPACE PER YEAR)
8.5 KT TOTAL REDUCTION OF CO2 EQUIVALENT EMISSIONS PER YEAR