Appe and Coca-Cola: Recycling Joint Venture in France
Appe Packaging, Wrexham, UK, the packaging division of LSB, has established a joint venture with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) in France that will lead to a major further expansion of Appe’s state-of-the-art PET recycling facility in Beaune.
The site’s capacity will rise from 28,000 tonnes of food-grade PET (known as SuperCycle) to 48,000 tonnes, an increase of 70%. This means that an extra 390 million PET bottles will be recycled every year.
The joint venture between the companies involves an ambitious programme of research and development into new advanced technologies for recycling. They are investing around EUR 9 million in the project which includes the installation of a new SSP tower at Beaune. The tower, supplied by Bühler, offers the very latest in advanced recycling technology, with a much smaller footprint than existing equipment, and will enable Appe and CCE to trial new recycling techniques.
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