Citeo, Total, Recycling Technologies, Mars and Nestlé Join Forces to Develop Chemical Recycling of Plastics in FranceDecember 18, 2019
As part of Citeo’s call for projects to promote eco-design and recycling and recovery projects for plastic and paper in France, leading international energy company Total, plastic recycling technology provider Recycling Technologies, and global brands Nestlé and Mars today joined forces to develop an innovative industrial chemical recycling industry in France.
consortium of world-leading players from across the plastic packaging value
chain will examine the technical and economic feasibility of recycling complex
plastic waste, such as small, flexible and multilayered food-grade packaging.
These products are currently considered non-recyclable and are therefore either
incinerated or disposed of in landfills.
“This ambitious project meets Citeo’s goal of finding end-to-end solutions for all packaging. New recycling technologies, such as chemical recycling, will take performance to the next level and accelerate the circular economy for post-consumer plastic waste, especially when it is complex,” commented Jean Hornain, Chief Executive Officer of Citeo. “Our initiative will be a key driver to deliver short- and medium-term solutions.”
“By addressing the circular economy challenges of food-grade plastics, chemical recycling is a perfect addition to our existing mechanical recycling activities,” said Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals at Total. “The project announced today to develop an industrial sector involving major players in the packaging value chain is an important step in our ambition to produce 30% recycled polymers by 2030.”