Mark Ruesink, Production & Innovation director at Morssinkhof Plastics, sees the high quality recycling of fossil polymers such as PET, PE and PP as an effective method for bringing materials and the accompanying CO2 into a cycle. ‘We just don’t do it enough. In Europe, a little more than half of the PET bottles are recycled, while the rest end up in landfill or are incinerated (Source: EUPR, Plastic Recyclers Europe). The fossil raw materials are lost forever that way.’ That is not for want of trying by Morssinkhof. At seven production locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Poland the company processes no less than 225,000 tonnes of plastic every year, mainly the above voluminous streams. Rymoplast specialises in PE while Morssinkhof concentrates on HDPE, PET, PP and PS. The company is able to recycle PET bottle-to-bottle: food grade recycling for all the large brand owners in Europe.
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