Amatil in talks with Veolia about potential plastic recycling plant

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is hoping to advance its recycling efforts as it begins exploring the option of building a recycled plastic processing plant in Australia with waste management company Veolia.

The potential plant would be focused on recycling PET plastic. Amatil recently reached its goal of producing all its smaller plastic bottles from 100 per cent recycled PET.

CCA group managing director Alison Watkins said a joint project team will study the economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

“We’re delighted to be working with our Amatil colleagues on this important initiative. It comes at a critical time for Australia where we need to be doing more to resolve ongoing issues around plastics and their potential to be recycled. I look forward to future announcements on circular economy solutions,” Veolia Australia and New Zealand CEO and managing director Danny Conlon said.

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