Neste, a leader in renewables, has announced plans to chemically recycle 200 000 t/y of waste plastics back to chemicals feedstock. Remondis, leader in Germany in waste management, will collect plastics for recycling. Ravago, world leader in polymer distribution and recycling, will bring expertise in plastics chemistry. The objective is to produce raw materials for the chemicals industry (for production of new plastics, chemicals and fuels) from post-consumer plastic waste, enabling upcycling to high quality plastics applications, such as food contact. Neste’s objective by 2030 is to process one million tonnes of plastics per year, that is c. 2% of EU total plastic use, or c. 4% of EU post-consumer plastic waste.
“Remondis and Neste to cooperate on chemical plastics recycling”, 24/10/2019 https://www.euwid-recycling.com/news/business/single/Artikel/remondis-and-neste-to-cooperate-on-chemical-plastics-recycling.html “Ravago and Neste to advance chemical recycling”, 13/11/2019 https://www.euwid-recycling.com/news/business/single/Artikel/ravago-and-neste-to-advance-chemical-recycling.html