Morssinkhof Rymoplast builds a new plastics recycling plant in the Netherlands
Lichtenvoorde 15 January 2018 – Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group will start to build a state-of-the-art plastics recycling plant in Heerenveen. The new recycling plant is expected to commence operations in the course of 2019 and can save an additional 20,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
The plastics recycling plant will be realized at business park Haskerveen in Heerenveen, next to the plastic sorting plant currently being realized by Omrin, HVC and Midwaste. Morssinkhof Rymoplast will process sorted plastic waste from the plastic sorting plant into high-quality secondary raw materials. In addition to the plastic packaging waste from the plastic sorting plant, comparable plastic flows from other Dutch and foreign collection systems will be purchased for processing. The investment from IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) in Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group in 2017 supports the realization of the plastics recycling plant. Broadening the long-term supply of recycled highquality plastics underpins IKEA Group’s commitment in moving towards a circular economy. Morssinkhof Rymoplast and the sorting plant in Heerenveen have established a long term partnership for processing the respective waste of 3 million households in the Netherlands. “The new plastics recycling facility is an excellent example of supply chain cooperation and a joint effort to truly realize a circular economy. Morssinkhof Rymoplast, supported by IKEA Group, investing in a new recycling plant next door to the sorting plant being realized by Omrin, HVC and Midwaste, is a unique set-up to close the loops.” says Eric Morssinkhof. The greenfield state-of-the-art recycling plant has a capacity to process post-consumer PP and HDPE plastic waste into secondary raw materials for high-end applications. Construction of the plant is expected to start soon. When in full operation, the new recycling plant can save an additional 20,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. About Morssinkhof Rymoplast Morssinkhof Rymoplast is a company with more than 50 years experience in recycling and a leading player in the European plastic recycling industry. The company uses innovative technologies to process sorted post-consumer and pure post-industrial plastics. Morssinkhof Rymoplast processing capacity has grown steadily over the years up to 250,000 tonnes in 2017. The development of the recycling industry is a key part of enabling the shift to a circular economy, a system where waste is eliminated.
Source: PRESS RELEASE