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INEOS partners with Forever Plast to recycle over 6.5 billion bottle caps
Source:Adsale Plastics Network     Editor:VC    Date:21.Feb.2020

INEOS Olefins & Polymers announced a partnership with Forever Plast SpA, a leading polymer recycling technologies operator in Italy. Together they have developed a range of new polyethylene grades that mirror INEOS virgin grades and fit injection moulding and compression moulding machines.

 

The new Recycl-IN products take Post Consumer Recyclate (PCR) from used bottle caps and carefully blend them with highly engineered virgin polymer to create new high-quality caps.

 

Over the next five years an incredible 6.5 billion bottle caps will be diverted from the waste stream to be recycled. For a while PET bottles have been increasingly recycled, and this is one of the first circular developments to tackle the caps.


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The partnership of INEOS and Forever Plast is one of the first circular developments to tackle the bottle caps.

 

As part of its ongoing drive to support a more circular economy and significantly increase plastics recycling, INEOS is expanding its range of Recycl-IN polymers into the polyethylene non-food caps market. 

 

Iain Hogan, CEO INEOS Olefins and Polymers said: “Recycling 6.5 billion caps from bottles is an incredible achievement. We are providing real commercial solutions today for our customers, moving to a more circular approach to plastics, giving waste plastic a value and preventing it from ending up in the environment.”

 

This development is part of INEOS’s ongoing research and development program to move to a more circular approach to plastic production to support customers globally.

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