ALPLA
Multi-million-dollar investment for Mexican recycling plant / JV with Coca-Cola
Laying the foundation stone: Carlos Torres Ballesteros (c.), Alpla MD for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and Coca-Cola Femsa CEO John Santa Maria (2nd from r.)(Photo: Alpla)
In the municipality of Cunduacán in south-eastern Mexico, plastic packaging manufacturer Alpla (Hard, Austria; www.alpla.com) has laid the foundation stone for another recycling plant.

The new Planta Nueva Ecología de Tabasco plant – Planeta for short – is designed as a joint venture with bottler Coca-Cola Femsa (Mexico City; www.coca-colafemsa.com) and is expected to have a capacity to make more than 50,000 t/y of PET bottles from post-consumer waste. Output of 35,000 t/y of rPET has been planned. Investment costs of USD 60 mn (EUR 53 mn) have been estimated for the plant.

The company will then operate three recycling plants in Mexico. Since 2005, it has been operating a joint venture with Coca-Cola Femsa and Coca-Cola México for the production of PET flakes from post-consumer material. Recently, the Austrians opened a plant for recycling HDPE packaging in Toluca (see Plasteurope.com of 17.11.2021).
31.01.2022 Plasteurope.com [249535-0]
Published on 31.01.2022
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