Global packaging and recycling company Alpla Group has announced its acquisition of German PET recycler, BTB PET-Recycling, for an undisclosed sum.
BTB PET-Recycling is based in Bad Salzuflen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The business turns PET bottles into recycled material, which is then predominantly used for the production of new beverage bottles.
Georg Lässer, head of corporate recycling at Alpla, said: “The team in Bad Salzuflen is highly motivated and does a fantastic job. For us, buying this company is an investment in the future, enabling us to increase the existing capacities and further strengthen the bottle-to-bottle loop.”
BTB stands for ‘bottle-to-bottle’ and describes the closed packaging loop that turns bottles collected in the area into new bottles. BTB sorts, shreds and cleans the input material, then sorts it again. It is then melted down in an extrusion process and turned into food-grade rPET pellets.
The facility processes 20,000 tonnes of PET bottles each year.
The contract was signed on 28 September by both parties.
This announcement comes after Alpla Group invested in the construction of a recycling plant in Romania this year.
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