The investment has already created 27 new jobs, and will help the development of local businesses, create employment and support the local economy.
“This is the largest plastic recycling plant in Greece,” said said Vassilis Lollas, public affairs and comms manager of Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon, Greece. “PET is one of our key raw materials in our supply chain. This investment reflects our commitment to Greece and the local communities in which we operate. In addition, this investment demonstrates our commitment in protecting and preserving the environment.”
The new facility will process used PET bottles and recycle them to produce 100% recycled plastic flake, which will then be used for a range of products such as plastic film, ‘geotextiles’, plastic fibres and pallets.
It is estimated that the recycling plant in Filiates will be able to process approximately 12,000 tonnes of used PET bottles a year, significantly reducing the amount of plastic waste, and allowing these bottles to be used again in the production process leading to a number of important environmental benefits.
The Coca-Cola Hellenic group is a partner in 19 packaging recovery schemes that in 2012 collected and recycled almost 13 million tonnes of packaging waste. In 2007, the company invested in a PET bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in Austria which today processes 20,000 tonnes of used PET annually.
Source: Coca-Cola Hellenic
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