New steps for the installation of the treatment and recycling plant for multilayer PET/PE containers of post-consumer origin in the Romica Industrial Park in Albacete. Members of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and the City Council of Albacete have held a telematic meeting with the members of RepetCo to advance in the advice, processing and resolution of various administrative files for the final implementation of this recycling plant, which provides for a total investment of €47 million and which will generate 48 direct jobs, as well as dozens of indirect jobs.
The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page has already announced the implementation of this new infrastructure, in the municipal area of the city of Albacete, which will have the capacity to treat 75,000 tons of PTE/PE multilayer materials from the food industry.
On this occasion, the Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero held a videoconference with the President and CEO of RepetCo, Rafael Sánchez-Castillo, the Director of Operations, Juan Carlos Sirviente Rodrigo and the Director of the Office of Technological Innovation, Arturo Lahoz, in which he highlighted that it is a project that is connected with the Circular Economy Strategy that will shortly be approved and whose implementation is “one of the priorities of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha.”
Escudero has also emphasized that the project will attract significant investment to the region and stressed that initiatives that come hand in hand with environmental protection, such as those discussed today, “are always welcome.”
Lastly, the regional government and the Albacete City Council have recalled that RepetCo has opted for an innovative recycling project to recover multilayer PET / PE trays for food use, through which it manages to obtain Recovered PET (rPET) and Recovered PE (rPE) to bring them back into the production cycle, recovering up to 75% of plastic materials for processing and manufacturing“.