Corrected: EPCA '19: Indonesia to start up new R-PET plant in Q1 '20

Author: Pearl Bantillo

2019/10/08

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “EPCA '19: Indonesia to start up new R-PET plant in Q1 '20” dated 8 October 2019, please read in paragraph three … This is the largest PET bottle to bottle recycling and reprocessing factory in Indonesia being set up by Veolia … instead of … this is the second project of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)…. A corrected version follows.

BERLIN (ICIS)--Indonesia is expected to start up a new recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) recycling plant in the first quarter of 2020, an executive from French industrial conglomerate Veolia said on Tuesday.

The R-PET plant has a 25,000 tonne/year capacity, said Veolia senior executive vice president Patrick Labat at the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual conference.

This is the largest PET bottle to bottle recycling and reprocessing factory in Indonesia being set up by Veolia.

Veolia is a member of Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW),  a group of global companies that was launched in January this year to promote the circular economy.

The group has also joined a project to improve waste managed and collection in the Indonesian island of Bali, in partnership with Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics).

The EPCA annual meeting runs in Berlin on 6-9 October.

Click here to see regulatory targets and a list of chemical and mechanical recyclers on the ICIS Circular Economy topic page.