Suez announces new plastic recycling plant in Thailand

Illustration of the future Suez polymer recycling plant
05.06.2019 − 

Environmental services provider Suez has announced plans to build a plastics recycling plant near Bangkok. According to Suez's Tuesday announcement, the plant is to process around 30,000 tonnes of locally collected post-consumer LDPE and LLDPE film waste per year, according to the French group. The facility is to be equipped with an advanced water treatment system and roof-top solar panels. The company expects to complete the plant by the middle of next year. The concern did not divulge the scale of the financial investment. 

Suez considers the project a contribution to the country's goal of achieving 100 per cent plastic recycling by 2030. Ana Giros, senior executive VP group in charge of Suez's international division, explained that only a quarter of Thailand's annual plastic waste arisings of 2 million tonnes were currently recycled.

Suez called plastic waste recycling a "key market". The company reports that it currently processes about 400,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually in nine plants in Europe, producing 150,000 tonnes of recycled plastic.

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