TotalEnergies and Plastic Energy join for advanced recycling plant

The Spanish plant will recycle 33,000 tonnes of end-of-life plastic each year

Big Zero Report 2023

TotalEnergies has joined forces Plastic Energy to build an advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain.

The recycling plant will turn end-of-life plastic waste into recycled feedstock using Plastic Energy’s technology, with TotalEnergies then converting this raw material into polymers to be used for food packaging.

The project will recycle 33,000 tonnes of end-of-life plastic each year that would normally be destined for landfill.

Operations are expected to begin on the site from 2025.

Plastic Energy’s CEO Carlos Monreal said: “This new large-scale recycling plant will be an impactful addition to our existing portfolio of operational plants in Spain and will allow for an increase in the amount of end-of-life plastics that we can recycle in Europe.”

Valérie Goff, Senior Vice President, Polymers at TotalEnergies, added: “This new project with Plastic Energy in Spain follows two collaboration projects already announced in France and the US.

“Those projects contribute to addressing the challenge of the circular economy and to our ambition of producing 30% recycled and renewable polymers by 2030.”

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