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16 September, 2021

Swedish Plastic Recycling is investing heavily

Swedish Plastic Recycling in Motala is expanding and building the world’s largest and most modern facility for plastic recycling, Site Zero.

Site Zero is expected to be completed in 2023 and the goal is for the facility to be completely climate neutral.The investment amounts to a total of SEK 1 billion, of which approximately SEK 180 million comes from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and its initiative Klimatklivet.

“This investment creates the prerequisites needed for making Sweden a world leader in plastic recycling. Being able to do it together with our producer customers and owners, who consist of large parts of the Swedish business community, is very inspiring”, says Mattias Philipsson, CEO of Swedish Plastic Recycling.

The plastic that Swedish Plastic Recycling recycles comes from all over Sweden and is collected via recycling stations administered by FTI.
Akriform is affiliated with FTI who is helping us to promote a sustainable business and to meet our obligations as a producer.


Site Zero plaståtervinning

This is Site Zero

• Location: Motala Business Park (owned by Swedish Plastic Recycling)
• Zero Site Area: Approx. 60,000 sqm
• Receiving capacity: 200,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per year. Site Zero will be able to receive all plastic packaging from Swedish households
• Sorting capacity: PP, HDPE, LDPE, PET tray, PET bottles (coloured and transparent), PP film, EPS, PS, PVC, two grades of Polyolefin mix, metal and non-plastic waste
• Agglomeration output: Chemical recycling, composite products, energy recovery with CCS
• Other: Fully automated process, 60 Near Infra Red (NIR) sensors, approx. 5 km conveyor belt, washing and granulation in phase two
• Total investment: Approximately SEK 1 billion (year 2019–2023). The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) also contributes with a financing of just over SEK 180 million through the climate investment aid programme known as Klimatklivet.