Our new plastic recycling plant opens in Italy

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The facility will transform up to 30,000 tons of PET per year into new 100% recycled PET preforms, enough to meet our beverage bottling needs in the Country.

Thanks to an investment of more than 30 million euros, we were able to convert a disused factory in Gaglianico into this innovative hub which is powered 100% by electricity 100% from renewable sources. As a result, the plant will reduce the CO2 emissions of producing a preform by up to 70% compared with virgin plastic.

The site, which will employ 41 people, and covers a total area of 18,000 square meters has among the first in Italy and in the world, some of the most advanced technologies to date. It is able to produce nine types of preforms, performing 4,700 quality checks per day in order to ensure that our high-quality standards are met.

Speaking at the plant’s inauguration, Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Italia said: “We want to keep investing and doing our part both to move toward a real circular economy in Italy and to contribute to the development of innovative projects in a region to which we are particularly close, despite the difficulties in our sector related to the rising cost of raw materials and energy."

“This renovated plant proves that giving companies the opportunity to do business and investment allows them to innovate and be more sustainable."