Swedish plant can sort most plastic for recycling, firm says

A new plastics sorting facility inaugurated in Sweden this week is being billed as the largest of its kind, and one designed to double the amount of plastic packaging materials being recycled in the Nordic country.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, the Site Zero plant in the central city of Motala can sort up to 200,000 tons of plastic packaging a year, according to Sweden Plastic Recycling, a nonprofit company co-owned by Swedish plastics, food and trade industry groups. The company says that’s more than any other sorting facility in the world.

A unique feature of Site Zero is that it can separate up to 12 different types of plastic.

An old plant at the same location could only sort five types of plastic, which meant that only 47% of the material was sent on for recycling and the rest was incinerated, said Mattias Philipsson, CEO of Sweden Plastic Recycling.
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