• 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.
As part of a social project, sustainable PET recyclate was used in an unusual way to fill stuffed animals. They were made by pupils of the Hallein Fashion School to support children with special needs in Salzburg. The resulting turtles, whales and bats are thus sustainable on all levels and promote the self-perception of children with impairments such as autism.
Müllendorf, 06.08.2021 - PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH has drawn up a successful interim balance for the year 2021: 14,048 tonnes of high-quality PET beverage bottles were kept in the resource cycle - despite difficult conditions caused by the Corona pandemic. An increase in production is also expected for the second half of the year. Therefore, the showcase company continues to invest in optimising the plant and already plans the next expansion steps.
Recycling doesn't stop. Despite the crisis, PET to PET has continued to invest in the expansion of the recycling plant. This made it possible to keep more than 28,000 tonnes of PET material in the recycling loop in 2020. During a visit to Müllendorf, schauTV took a look behind the scenes.