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New ALBA facility to process 200 000 tonnes of packaging

Germany – Recycling major Alba Group will shortly begin construction of a production plant for recyclables at Chemiepark Marl in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany. Covering 55 000 m2, it will combine ‘state-of-the-art sorting technology with the Alba Group’s almost 50 years of expertise’, the company states.

The new plant will process annually around 200 000 tonnes of lightweight packaging materials sourced from some 6.4 million people.

‘With our new plant, we are not just a leader in terms of sorting technology in Germany and Europe, we are also well-equipped to achieve the high-volume requirements of the new Packaging Act in Germany,’ says ALBA’s ceo Axel Schweitzer. ‘With our investment, we are clearly positioning ourselves for our German domestic market and a future of raw materials efficiency in Europe.’

Jörg Harren, site manager of Chemiepark Marl, adds: ‘We are proud that we have been able to attract another internationally-renowned company for our park with the Alba Group. With this, we are not just expanding the varied range that we offer, but we will also be a flagship project in terms of recycling and sustainability. This makes our location more attractive.’

Construction of the Marl plant is projected to cost more than Euro 60 million and will be completed in a four-shift system, with commissioning planned for the beginning of 2019.

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