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Borealis takes over Bulgarian plastics recycler

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Borealis has acquired Bulgarian firm Integra Plastics in a deal intended to boost its plastic recycling capacity by over 20 000 tonnes.

Borealis has taken a 100% stake in the ‘advanced mechanical recycler’ which has been operating in Elin Pelin and Sofia, Bulgaria, since 1991. The company handles some 30 000 tonnes of plastics per year. Its latest recycling plant was built in 2019 to transform post-consumer waste into polyolefin recyclate, serving ‘demanding applications’.

Borealis hopes that the transaction and Integra’s proprietary technology will help accelerate the transition into a circular economy. The deal is pending customary regulatory approvals.

‘In line with our 2030 strategy, we continue making steady progress on our circularity journey by reinventing essentials for sustainable living,’ says Borealis polyolefins expert Lucrèce Foufopoulos. ‘The addition of Integra Plastics will strengthen our ability to deliver on our advanced mechanical recycling ambition and enable our customers to meet their sustainability targets.’

Borealis says it is the second largest polyolefin producer in Europe and eighth biggest in the world. It has a global workforce of 6 000 operating in 120 countries. It has three polyolefin recycling facilities in Europe.

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