The construction of Russia’s largest polymer processing plant with a capacity of 60 thousand tonnes per year will begin in mid-February of this year in the Yegoryevsky city district of the Moscow region, as reported by the press service of the EcoLine company, specializing in the removal, sorting, processing, and disposal of waste.
As reported, the new plant will become part of the eco-technopark of the EcoLine group. It is expected that the recruitment of personnel to the enterprise will begin in the summer, and the commissioning of the plant is planned for December 2022.
It is announced that this plant will become the country’s first full-cycle plastic recycling enterprise. It consists of four processing lines: bottle PET for the production of new bottles and other food-grade plastics, HDPE (02) and PP (05) hard plastics, film plastics and LDPE bags (04) and a mixture of films and bags.
From pure fractions of plastic, the output will be a pellet for the production of new plastic packaging, and from a mixture of LDPE (04) and HDPE (02) films, pellets for the production of building materials and large injection moulding products, garbage bags will be obtained. The company also includes a plant for the production of plastic garbage cans with the addition of secondary pellets with a capacity of 120 thousand pieces per year.
“The technological concept of the new production is the maximum preservation of the primary properties of recycled materials. It will be possible to make the same products that were before processing – without adding primary resources, according to the principle of a full cycle,” a representative of EcoLine said.
Investments in the current project will amount to 7.2 billion rubles, plus 212 new jobs will be created for residents of the region. According to the General Director of the Ecoline-Vtorplast enterprise, Alexander Svidovsky, to fulfil the task of the Ecology national project to reduce the volume of waste disposal to 50 per cent by 2030, at least five similar production facilities will need to be built in the Moscow region in the coming years.