A major economic and environmental issue
Over the last 75 years, our societies have produced more than 8 billion tonnes of plastics on a worldwide scale, equivalent to the weight of 822,000 Eiffel Towers. 6.3 billion tonnes of this material has gone to waste, only 9% has been recycled.
Over the last 50 years, the use of plastic has increased twenty-fold, and some consumer products now contain more than 50 different plastic resins.
Producing 1 tonne of recycled plastic saves 5 barrels of petroleum and the equivalent of 1.6 tonnes of CO2.
Increasing the share of recycled materials in your plastic packaging is a major target that will help to protect the environment and the oceans, while also improving your energy and environmental performances.
Source: Ellen MacArthur's Fondation
To offer recycled plastic of a quality equivalent to that of virgin plastic
We have a strong command of all the techniques used to recycle plastics from bottles, flasks, plastic film, technical industrial plastics, etc., inluding the most complex techniques, such as the production of food-grade recycled plastics. Our solutions cover the complete value chain, producing a secondary raw material of the very highest standard.
Collecting and sorting: the waste is collected in specially adapted containers, then carefully sorted using advanced technologies (near-infrared optical sorting to separate plastic materials from one another and by colour too) to be recovered as top-quality recycled raw materials.
Recovery: advanced separation techniques (optical sorting, laser sorting, electrostatic sorting, hot washing, crushing, micronisation and granulation-filtration) are used to give new life to the waste as products (pellets, flakes and powder) that can be used directly in your production processes.
To co-produce “made-to-measure” recycled plastics with you
Comment recycler plus de plastique ? - SUEZ
Credit: SUEZ group