Circular Plastics Australia (PET) Opens

The largest PET recycling plant in the country is now up and running here in Albury Wodonga.

Today marks the official opening of the world-class $45 million Circular Plastics facility at the NEXUS Industrial Precinct.

A joint venture partnership between Pact Group, Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd, Asahi Beverages, and new partner Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), Circular Plastics is Australia’s biggest PET plastic recycling plant.

The plant will recycle the equivalent of about one billion 600ml PET plastic bottles each year, turning them into new bottles and food packaging.

The plant was constructed using the knowledge and expertise of each member of the joint venture. Cleanaway will provide the plastic to be recycled through its collection and sorting network, Pact will operate the facility and provide technical and packaging expertise, while Asahi Beverages, CCEP and Pact will buy the recycled plastic from the facility to use in their packaging.

“It’s a proud day as we welcome our first tenant to Stage 1 of the NEXUS Industrial Precinct,” said Albury’s Mayor Kylie King.

The plant will employ about 40 people, mostly Albury-Wodonga locals, for its 24/7 operations.

Further important environmental benefits will be delivered by the plant, including reducing Australia’s reliance on virgin plastic and recycled plastic imports. Solar energy is used to power part of the facility, and a water treatment unit and rainwater tanks will reuse and recycle as much water on site as possible.

“Circular Plastics joins a number of innovative local businesses operating in the circular economy space including Plastic Forests, Geofabrics and Goterra, just to name a few,” Mayor King said.

To discuss your project and how we might be able to work together, contact the Invest Albury Wodonga team today.

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