The establishment of the new plant benefits the environment, but also society and businesses as well. Local packaging converters now have direct access to feedstocks and are no longer dependent on high-priced virgin materials or market availability. Furthermore, the amount of recycled content in packaging can be increased, making it easier to meet recycled content targets. DGrade on the other hand uses rPET to produce its Greenspun™ yarn for the production of sustainable clothing that also reduces dependency on primary resources.
Consumer demands and market requirements are driving sustainable approaches to resource, from production to end of life management. With the new plant, DGrade is making a significant contribution to circular resource management. Being the only plant in the region to produce high-purity rPET flakes, DGRADE will play a crucial role in the promotion of a circular economy in plastic packaging and more sustainable production of textiles, supported by TOMRA’s sorting machines and consultancy.