Alpla Group and PTT Global Chemical have opened the Envicco recycling plant in Thailand.
After 18 months of construction, packaging specialist Alpla and chemical company PTT Global Chemical have opened Thailand's largest recycling plant of its kind with the joint venture "Envicco" in an economic zone on the coast of the south-eastern province of Rayong: The plant's annual capacity is expected to be 30,000 tonnes of recycled food-grade PET and 15,000 tonnes of recycled HDPE. According to the companies, the plant is located on a plot of land of about 90,000 square metres in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Park, so there is still plenty of room for future capacity expansion. Alpla sees strong growth in demand for recycled materials in Southeast Asia. The plant is an important building block of the recycling activities in the Asian region, Alpla emphasises. According to the plan, the company intends to invest an average of 50 million euros annually in the expansion of recycling activities from 2021 to 2025. In the long term, according to its Managing Director Recycling, Dietmar Marin, the company wants to push the bottle-to-bottle cycle not only in Thailand, but throughout Asia and other regions of the world.