New Plant for Plastic Recycling in Thailand

The multinational group Suez will build a recycling facility that turns plastic waste into circular polymers, in Bang Phli district (Thailand).

According to the company’s information in June this year, the future plant near Bangkok would “contribute to Thailand’s ambitious 2030 target to achieve 100 percent plastic recycling”. The plan includes that it will convert 30,000 tons per year of locally collected polyethylene film waste into high quality post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR). “It will thus produce quality secondary materials for the plastic industry”, the company announced. The facility would be “equipped with an advanced water treatment system that minimizes water usage and will meet the highest level of local environmental standards. Part of the energy used by the plant is powered by rooftop solar panels, further improving the site’s environmental footprint.” Construction works are expected to be completed by mid-2020.

As reported, plastics recycling is a key market for Suez. Each year, the industry group processes 400,000 tons of plastic waste in nine specialist facilities in Europe and produces 150,000 tons of circular polymers. The new plant in Thailand is part of the group’s development strategy in Southeast Asia, the company headquartered in France pointed out. “Since 2017, Suez has won the contracts to build an industrial waste-to-energy plant in Thailand, extend the Medan drinking water production plant in Indonesia and enhancing sanitation services in Vietnam’s southern province of Hau Giang.”

(GR 32019, Page 41, Photo: SUEZ)