54,000 tonnes of rPET per year: ALPLA expands recy­cling plant in Poland

Third extru­sion line for PET Recy­cling Team (PRT) Radomsko

Hard, 4 July 2023 ALPLA is con­ti­nuing the global expan­sion of its cir­cular eco­nomy with the expan­sion of its recy­cling plant in Radomsko (Poland). The inter­na­tio­nally active pack­a­ging and recy­cling spe­cia­list is inves­ting around eight mil­lion euros in the third extru­sion line at the site. The annual pro­duc­tion capa­city will increase from 30,000 to 54,000 tonnes of food-grade PET recy­cling mate­rial (rPET). This makes the PET Recy­cling Team (PRT) Radomsko one of the lar­gest recy­cling plants of its kind in Europe.

Pack­a­ging spe­cia­list ALPLA is secu­ring the long-term supply of food-grade PET recy­cling mate­rial (rPET) by expan­ding the recy­cling plant in Radomsko. The inter­na­tio­nally active com­pany is inves­ting around eight mil­lion euros in a state-of-the-art extru­sion line. Ten years after its ope­ning, the PET Recy­cling Team (PRT) Radomsko is one of the lar­gest recy­cling plants for this mate­rial in Europe with a pro­duc­tion capa­city of 54,000 tonnes of food-grade rPET pel­lets per year.

ALPLA stands for sus­tainable pack­a­ging solu­tions made of pla­stic. As a system pro­vider, we develop pro­ducts opti­mised for recy­cling, pro­cess high pro­por­tions of recy­c­late in pro­duc­tion and take care of effi­cient recy­cling. With our global focus on recy­cling and our com­mit­ment in Cen­tral and Eas­tern Europe, we make a signi­fi­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the regional bottle-to-bottle cycle,” explains Dietmar Marin, ALPLA Mana­ging Director Recy­cling Division.

Pro­mo­ting the recy­cling loop
By 2025, all PET beverage bot­tles in the EU should con­tain at least 25 per cent post-consumer recy­cled (PCR) mate­rial. With the expan­sion of the site in Poland, ALPLA is crea­ting the basis for mee­ting the EU requi­re­ments in the regional mar­kets. “We actively work with cus­to­mers to create closed loops for PET pack­a­ging and accom­pany them on their sus­taina­bi­lity path. To this end, we are taking care of mee­ting tomorrow’s needs today and already have some excel­lent examples in rea­lity,” empha­sises Mariusz Musiał, ALPLA Country Manager Poland. “With this invest­ment we are tar­ge­ting the Polish market in par­ti­cular and ensu­ring that suf­fi­cient rPET is available to our cus­to­mers”, adds Beata Szynkiewicz-Razik, Com­mer­cial Director of PRT Radomsko.

The instal­la­tion of the third extru­sion line in Radomsko will create twelve addi­tional jobs and expand the team to more than 100 employees. “PRT Radomsko has stood for top qua­lity and excel­lent ope­ra­tional per­for­mance for over ten years. The expan­sion of the site is a con­fir­ma­tion of our highly moti­vated team and streng­thens our posi­tion in the market,” says Plant Manager Marcin Jabłoński.

ALPLA invests around 50 mil­lion euros annu­ally in the global expan­sion of its recy­cling acti­vi­ties. With light­house pro­jects such as reusable PET, bot­tles made from 100 per cent rPET and the recent start of pro­duc­tion at the joint ven­ture recy­cling plants ENVICCO (Thai­land) and PET Recy­cling Team Targu Mures (Romania), the com­pany is fully on track. This was fol­lowed in June 2023 by the announce­ment of the first recy­cling plant in Africa in Bal­lito, South Africa. The total annual pro­duc­tion capa­city of all recy­cling com­pa­nies and col­la­bo­ra­tions is around 266,000 tonnes for rPET (recy­cled PET) and 74,000 tonnes for rHDPE (recy­cled HDPE).


About ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and reuse of plastic packaging. Around 23,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 190 sites in 46 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household cleaning products, detergents and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

ALPLA operates recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Romania and Thailand. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


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