First Vice-President of the European Commission opens Attero’s new Polymer Recycling Plant
Today, Attero’s new Polymer Recycling Plant will be opened by the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Attero’s CEO Paul Ganzeboom.
The new Polymer Recycling Plant (“PRP”) will enable Attero to recycle 24,000 tonnes of used plastic packaging into high quality regranulate each year. The regranulate will be of such high quality that new plastic products can be produced, making this a truly circular solution. This has been made possible by Attero’s investment in a unique combination of recycling technologies.
The PRP is fed with used plastic from Attero’s Packaging Sorting Plant, which sorts used packaging waste (plastic packaging, metal packaging and drinks cartons) into different types of plastic and other materials.
The PRP first shreds and intensively cleans the used plastic. The cleaning process consists of a number of washing steps, including a hot wash at high temperature. The heat for the hot wash is generated by Attero’s adjacent energy-from-waste plant and the washing water is circulated via Attero’s own water purification plant, further reducing the environmental footprint of the plant.
After the washing, the clean flakes are melted and filtered by extruders into new plastic pallets: Attero InfiniteFilm LDPE regranulate.