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The project started at the end of 2019 thanks to the trust of our client, one of the largest producers of packaging materials in Colombia. Due to government policy, the same producers must be responsible for recycling their plastics and contribute to a circular economy, Plastilene Group started investing P15 billion in post-consumer plastic recycling plants.
The whole project has a plastic crushing, washing and drying line, a granulation line and a complete set of water treatment.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that swept the world from the beginning of 2020, the manufacturing and delivery process for the entire project was not very smooth until we had a time interruption. Finally, with the joint efforts of both parties, we completed the production, testing and inspection of greenhouse plastics, stretch films, etc. of similar materials in the Aceretech factory in August 2020.
The machines arrived at the end of 2020 and we started to offer online and local service through our after-sales center in Mexico.
Due to the pandemic and the vaccine, we had a lot of difficulties and waited a long time to send out the technicians. These plastic recycling machines are not easy to learn and familiarize with for the same operators. We finally managed to train them and these recyclers achieved the promised yields.
The plant will process and receive approximately 10,000 tons of plastic, which will stop entering the ecosystem and landfill, and come from households, businesses and industry. In addition, the plant can process more than 800 tons of plastic waste per month, including liquid bags and other food packaging (milk, water, sugar, cereals, salt), flexible packaging for cleaning and household items (paper toilets, napkins, kitchen paper, diapers, feminine towels, soaps, etc.), residues from the packaging industry; businesses that sell products and households where citizens consume products.
“The plant was built to strengthen the circular economy of plastics in the country and promote the sustainable development of the industry, and its implementation helps our customers to comply with Resolutions 1407/18 and 1342/20 on the expanded responsibility of Colombian producers. ”, assures Group President Stefano Pacini.