CCA plans rPET processing plant in Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has partnered with resource management firm Veolia Australia to develop a recycled PET processing plant in Australia.

CCA and Veolia have created a joint project team to consider the proposed plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location as well as its end-to-end requirements and potential integration into each company’s value chain.

According to Alison Watkins, CCA’s group managing director, the joint project team will make a recommendation to their respective companies in the short-to-medium term.

“We’re delighted to be working with our Amatil colleagues on this important initiative,” said Danny Conlon, Veolia Australia and New Zealand’s chief executive and managing director. “It comes at a critical time for Australia where we need to be doing more to resolve ongoing issues around plastics and their potential to be recycled.”

CCA is one of Australia’s largest users of recycled PET. The company plans to make seven out of ten of its plastics bottles in Australia from 100 per cent recycled PET by the end of this year.