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LyondellBasell builds recycling centre for plastic waste

Stephan Staender (LyondellBasell), Ralf Müller, Christoph Kappenhagen (Yncoris) with contract documents for the construction of a recycling centre in Hürth Knapsack

In the first phase the construction of an advanced sorting centre for mixed plastic waste is planned.

The chemicals group and plastics manufacturer LyondellBasell (LYB) has signed a land lease agreement with Yncoris GmbH & Co. KG for the construction of an integrated plastics recycling centre, the company has announced. The planned centre for the recycling and processing of plastic waste is to be located to the south of the existing industrial park in Knapsack. According to the information provided, the centre will combine various advanced sorting and recycling processes and help to promote the circular economy for plastics. The project will be developed in several phases: The first phase would see the construction of a sorting plant, which is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2026 and would process mixed plastic waste to produce feedstock for mechanical and chemical recycling. The investment is intended to help achieve the self-imposed target of producing and marketing at least 2 million tonnes of recycled and renewable polymers per year by 2030.
"The Knapsack Industrial Park is the ideal location for our integrated hub as it is close to our world-scale facilities in Wesseling and allows us to develop additional technologies for the recycling of plastic waste," says Yvonne van der Laan, Executive Vice President, Circular and Low Carbon Solutions at LyondellBasell. "The integration of different technologies will enable us to reach a scale that allows us to offer our customers a wide range of products made from recycled and renewable resources."
In the picture (from left): Stephan Staender (LyB), Ralf Müller, Christoph Kappenhagen (both Yncoris)

  • LyondellBasell press release (29 April 2024)
  • Photo: © LyondellBasell

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