Swedish Plastic Recycling (Svensk Plaståtervinning) has invested one billion (SEK) in the plant Site Zero, marking a new era for the world’s plastic recycling. On 15 November, it is time for the inauguration. Guests from all over Europe will come to Motala, Sweden, to experience the world's biggest and most advanced plastic sorting and recycling plant and see real circularity with their own eyes. Before the opening, Site Zero has been tested - and the results are sensational.
The existing plant in Motala is already one of the most advanced in Europe with high sorting efficiency. Now, Swedish Plastic Recycling is taking the next step. Site Zero will be world-leading and has already shown sensational results during testing. Up to 12 types of plastics can be separated and recycled, compared to the usual 3-4 at similar plants in Europe. This means that practically all plastics on the Swedish packaging market can be recycled in a circular way.
"Site Zero exceeds all expectations; we are now entering a new era of plastic recycling. This plant will be the driving force for the transition that needs to be made worldwide to significantly reduce climate impact and the need for fossil plastic raw materials, and to make plastics part of the circular economy," says Mattias Philipsson, CEO of Swedish Plastic Recycling.
The media is welcome to attend the inauguration. A press conference will be organized on site where, among other things, the recycling results and insights from the test period will be presented.
Interview opportunities will be offered with Mattias Philipsson (CEO of Swedish Plastic Recycling) and representatives from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Tomra and companies from the Swedish food trade industry, among others.