Spain: Plastic Recycling Plastic Energy to Build Second Advanced Recycling Plant in Spain
Under an agreement signed between Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies, Plastic Energy will develop its second advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain. At the new plant, the company will convert 33,000 tons of plastic waste into recycled feedstock and TotalEnergies will convert this into virgin-quality polymers which can be used for food-grade packaging.
Paris/France – Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies have announced a new agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Plastic Energy plans to build a second advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain, in addition to their existing operational plant, which will transform end-of-life plastic waste into a recycled feedstock called Tacoil using Plastic Energy’s patented recycling technology. TotalEnergies will convert this raw material into virgin-quality polymers, which can be used for food-grade packaging.
The plant will process and convert 33,000 tons of post-consumer end-of-life plastic waste yearly, that would otherwise be destined for landfill or incineration. The plant is expected to become operational in early 2025, with Tacoil to be used for the manufacturing of high-quality polymers in TotalEnergies’ European-based production units, following a successful processing experimentation in TotalEnergies’ petrochemical platform in Antwerp. With identical properties to virgin ones, the recycled polymers will be suitable for use in food-grade applications, such as flexible and rigid food packaging containers.