CreaSolv® Pilot plant in Indonesia - Recycling of Polyethylene Sachets – Unilever (2015)

Small single-use plastic pouch packaging, so-called „sachets“ are very popular in developing and emerging countries, because they allow low-income consumers to buy small amounts of quality products that would otherwise be unaffordable to them. 2017 Unilever CreaSolv Pilot Indonesien Empty flexible packaging is just thrown away or ends up in landfill because there exist no viable recycling technology and generally it lacks a waste logistic in those countries as well. The fact that globally only 14% of all plastic packaging is recycled explains the reports about polluted beaches and garbage patches in the oceans and why Asia is seen as the main problem. But actually there is a growing awareness that every spot on this earth is affected and industrialized countries have a big problem with plastic packaging as well.

CreaSolv® Pilot Plant in Holland (NL) - EPS Recycling with POP-Separation

A project team, consisting of the European Association of Manufacturers of EPS (EUMEPS),2018.05.28 EPS construction waste the EPS producers Sunpor and Synbra Technology, as well as the flame-retardant producer ICL-IP Europe set the goal, to build a CreaSolv® Pilot plant, in order to recycle External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) and interior thermal insulation systems with flame retardants in a way that the today banned hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) is removed and recovered polystyrene meets the Basel POP Guidelines1).