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Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling
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Jim Armstrong - What's New in Recycling

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Jim Armstrong from Wellman Recycling, offers an overview of emerging trends in the world of plastics recycling.

Jim Armstrong from Wellman Recycling, offers an overview of emerging trends in the world of plastics recycling.

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  • 1. Wellman Recycling Wellman Recycling “FRESH” Presentation Linpac Birmingham October 27th 2011 gDate 1
  • 2. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency / Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 2
  • 3. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Specifications 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 3
  • 4. Wellman RecyclingWellman Locations Europe Mullagh, Ireland Spijk, Holland 80.000t Fibres 45.000t Verdun, France 28.000t 28 000t Flake = 75.000 tonsDate 4
  • 5. Wellman RecyclingLocated near the German border on the Rhine river Date 5
  • 6. Wellman RecyclingWellman Recycling SpijkDate 6
  • 7. Wellman RecyclingSpijk and Verdun Wellman France bottle recycling plant, Verdun W ellman Recycling bottle recycling plant, Spijk, near ArnhemDate 7
  • 8. Wellman Recycling Post Consumer PET BottlesDate 8
  • 9. Wellman Recycling Briquettes and…Date 9
  • 10. Wellman Recycling Loose materialDate 10
  • 11. Wellman RecyclingWellman Recycling Spijk impression Date 11
  • 12. Wellman Recycling Schematic process flowDate 12
  • 13. Recycled Outputs Wellman Recycling CHIPS FLAKES Date 13
  • 14. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 14
  • 15. Wellman Recycling Pet demand grows Worldwide 25,000 20,000 , 000 tons 15,000 10,000 10 000 5,000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 North America South America Europe Af rica, Middle East , Asia (ex China) ( ) China World PET = 50 million tons Date 15
  • 16. Wellman RecyclingPost-consumer PET bottle collection in Europe Date 16
  • 17. Wellman RecyclingCollection volumes 2010 bottles (PCI) Total = 1.4 million tonsDate 17
  • 18. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 18
  • 19. Wellman RecyclingWest-Europe – RPET Packaging ApplicationDate 19
  • 20. Wellman RecyclingAPET Sheet Market GrowthDate 20
  • 21. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 21
  • 22. Wellman RecyclingTrends in PET bottle design lead to modifications in; Date 22
  • 23. Market evolution lead in lowering of Wellman Recyclingbottle size and wall thickness Date 23
  • 24. Innovation vs recycling Wellman Recyclingcan lead to conflicting requirements Date 24
  • 25. Most important goal; to promote the design Wellman Recyclingfor recycling guidelines for Pet bottles Date 25
  • 26. Wellman RecyclingTest Case – Effects of Barrier Technologies• Target market: clear PET bottles for fruit juice, smoothies & ketchup• Total number of bottles tested: 51• Bottles are emptied, cleaned and cut into flakes.• Oven test on flake: 45 min @ 220°C min.• Yellowing: 16 out of 51 bottles• Volume in clear PET fraction: per brand name & total• Situation can change rapidly !Date 26
  • 27. Wellman RecyclingDate 27
  • 28. Wellman RecyclingDate 28
  • 29. Wellman RecyclingEffects of non PET coating on a PET meltDate 29
  • 30. Wellman RecyclingBlack spots in a PET bottleDate 30
  • 31. Wellman RecyclingActions • Monitor the volume on the market ! • Identify th b i technologies. Id tif the barrier t h l i • Determine the barrier technologies most commonly used. • Look for alternative barrier solutions. • Try to find sorting solutions. Example: new technology equipment or marker technology, marker. • Get our message across !!!Date 31
  • 32. Wellman Recycling Percentage of coloured bottles in collectionDate 32
  • 33. Wellman RecyclingEuropean platform members Date 33
  • 34. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 34
  • 35. Wellman Recycling RPET Compliance • Full REACH Compliance : Waste not possible • Effective Quality Assurance – 282/2008/EC • GMP - 2023/2006/EC • Input Quality – 2002/72/EC • Heavy Metals – 94/62/EC • Decl. of Compliance - 2008/39/EC • Recycling Process - 1935/2004/ECDate 35
  • 36. REACH Wellman RecyclingRecycled RPET needs Safety Data Sheet Date 36
  • 37. Wellman RecyclingTNO Compliance Statement Date 37
  • 38. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency / Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 38
  • 39. Wellman RecyclingEU Commission Update Key Developments - Apr to Oct 2011 1. Roadmap to Resource Efficiency 2. Italy - Modifies 1973 Food Contact Law 3. Spain – Waste and Contaminated Soils LawDate 39
  • 40. Wellman RecyclingEu Commission Roadmap to 2020 (20 Sept 2011) Commitments• By 2013/14, stimulating the secondary materials market and demand for recyclables through economic incentives and d i ti d developing end-of-waste criteria; l i d f t it i• Reviewing existing targets for prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery and landfill diversion targets in2014,to move towards an economy based on reuse and recycling;• In 2012, to consider the introduction of minimum recycled material rates, reusability criteria andextended producer responsibility for key products;• In 2013/14, to explore the potential to align legislation on various waste streams to “improve coherence”;• Continue both EU-wide and international work to eradicate illegal waste shipments;• Making sure, in 2012/13, that public funding from the EU budget prioritises activities higher up the newly statutory waste hierarchy;• And, facilitating the exchange of best practice on waste between EU member states and to take steps, in2013/14, to combat more effectively breaches of EU waste rules.Date 40
  • 41. Wellman RecyclingEu Commission Roadmap to 2020 (20 Sept 2011) • By 2013/14, stimulating the secondary materials market and demand for recyclables through economic incentives and developing end-of-waste criteria; i i • Reviewing existing targets for prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery and landfill diversion targets in 2014 to mo e to ards an econom based on di ersion 2014, move towards economy reuse and recycling; • In 2012, to consider the introduction of minimum recycled material rates 2012 rates, reusability criteria and extended producer responsibility for key products Date 41
  • 42. Wellman Recycling ITALY • Repeal of the 1973 Mi i R l f h Ministerial D i l Decree on U of R Use f Recycled Pl i f f d packaging. l d Plastic for food k i • Allowed for use in Direct contact for Mineral Water . • Italian market is > 400 kt of PET , RPET potential now substantial.Date 42
  • 43. Wellman Recycling SPAIN • Opens Spanish L i l i f I O S i h Legislation for Introduction of a “DEPOSIT” on P k i d i f Packaging • Commitment to reduce Package weight each year to 2020.Date 43
  • 44. Wellman RecyclingContent 1  Introduction 2  Production of RPET Flakes 3  Collection and Availability of Post Consumer PET 4 RPET End Markets 5  Packaging Design for Recycling and RPET Compliance 6  EU Roadmap on Resource Efficiency /Legislation Changes 7  ConclusionDate 44
  • 45. Wellman RecyclingFuture Challenges • Recycled C t t : M d t R l d Content Mandatory or CSR D i Driven • Cost of Collection vs Q Quality yDate 45
  • 46. Wellman RecyclingConclusion EU will continue to legislate on; • Collection Rates • Recycle C t t R l Content • Exports of Used Packaging • What should be the position of the “ European packaging chain” ?Date 46
  • 47. Wellman RecyclingCHOICE ? REACTIVE or PROACTIVEDate 47
  • 48. Wellman Recycling THANK YOUDate 48

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