PET to PET Recycling 17-02-2023
PET to PET Recycling
-New recycling record: 1.3 billion bottles processed
Despite numerous challenges, PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Müllendorf has set 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 an increase in processing volume of 20% compared to the previous year (2021: 27,300 t). In 2023, the company will continue to focus on renewable energy and install a 6,400 square meter PV system with an output of 1.2 MWp on the roofing of its storage areas. PET to PET Recycling
The year 2022 was also marked by economic challenges for the recycling industry in Austria. As the restrictions and burdens of the coronavirus pandemic gradually eased over the course of the year, other dramatic developments occurred: Russia’s war against Ukraine resulted in extreme energy price developments with unprecedented price swings – coupled with uncertainty about whether enough gas would be available for the winter months. Waves of inflation, a lack of availability of raw materials and disrupted supply chains have placed enormous demands on industry for months.
“We are very pleased that we were able to close 2022 so successfully despite all the challenges. Special thanks go to our employees, who have contributed significantly to the implementation of the new record amount of recycled PET material with their great support,” explain DI Christian Strasser and Mag. (FH) Thomas Billes, Managing Directors of PET to PET. PET to PET Recycling
Anniversary celebration and property expansion
Last year, the company celebrated its 15th anniversary. As part of a big celebration on 23 September at the company premises in Müllendorf, numerous guests from politics, business and long-standing partners came together. In the afternoon, an open day with a colourful programme and exciting guided tours through the recycling plant awaited the residents.
In addition, PET to PET implemented further expansion steps in 2022. The plot area was increased by around 19,000 m2 In the course of this, exciting archaeological finds from the Bronze Age came to light, which were presented to the public for the first time at the anniversary celebration. PET to PET Recycling
In the recycling plant, some improvements – such as the gradual conversion of the dosing control in the two pelletizing lines – and an expansion of the silo plant by a third loading silo were successfully implemented.
Solar energy remains in focus in 2023
As early as 2022, the Burgenland flagship company announced the installation of a photovoltaic system. Now the implementation is to take place. “By the middle of the year, the installation of the roofing of the new storage areas and the installation of the PV modules are planned.PET to PET Recycling
The photovoltaic system will cover an area of 6,400 m2 with an output of around 1.2 MWp. All renewable electricity is used 100 percent in our recycling plant. Commissioning is planned for this summer,” says DI Christian Strasser.