High energy costs and cheap primary raw materials posed challenges for the recycling industry in 2023. Nevertheless, PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Müllendorf was able to maintain the recycling volume at a similarly high level compared to the previous year at 32,283 tons, around 1.3 billion bottles (2022: 32,900 tons). With a view to the introduction of the one-way deposit system from 2025, PET to PET is already taking decisive measures at the site and is having additional storage silos, office buildings and workshops built to expand capacity.
• 17,755 t of PET beverage bottles were successfully returned to the resource cycle in the first half of the year - an increase of more than 17 percent compared to the previous year
• PET to PET is currently building a PV plant in Müllendorf with an area of 6,400 m² and an output of 1,200 kWp
• Minimum recycling quota from 2025 already fulfilled today thanks to the Austrian bottle-to-bottle cycle
Despite numerous challenges, PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Müllendorf has recorded a new recycling record for 2022: 32,900 t of PET material from around 1.3 billion bottles were successfully kept in the bottle-to-bottle cycle. This corresponds to a 20% increase in the volume processed compared to the previous year (2021: 27,300 t). In 2023, the company is continuing to focus on renewable energy and is installing a 6,400-square-meter PV system with an output of 1.2 MWp on the roof of its storage areas.
• Numerous guests from politics and business congratulate the Burgenland showcase company
• For 15 years, PET to PET has been continuously expanding its facilities and optimising its recycling process
• Over 1 billion or 30,000 tonnes of PET bottles are recycled annually
• 325,000 tonnes of PET material successfully kept in the resource cycle since commissioning in 2007
• 15,131 tons of PET beverage bottles were successfully returned to the resource cycle in the first half of the year - an increase of 5.3% compared to pre-crisis levels
• The average recyclate content of beverage bottles used in Austria at well over 30% is already far above the European target value for 2030
• Site expansion revealed exciting archaeological finds from the Bronze Age
• PET to PET management expanded - Thomas Billes is the new CFO
More than 27,300 t of PET material passed through the recycling loop last year. Despite corona-related restrictions, processing volumes were maintained at a similar level to the previous year (2020: 28,200 t) and a 14% increase in sales was achieved. Further investments are planned for 2022: PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH intends to expand its land area by approximately 19,000 m² to create additional storage or handling space. In addition, the Burgenland-based company, which already operates its facilities with 100% renewable energy, would like to supply them in the future partly via its own photovoltaic system.