Amut supplies equipment to Latin America's largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant

17/09/2014

Earlier this summer, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated PetStar, the largest food-grade PET recycling plant in the world, where the Coca-Cola System in Mexico, comprised of Arca Continental, Coca-Cola Mexico and other bottling partners, invested more than $100 million dollars and which will have the capacity to process up to 65,000 tons of PET bottles, doubling its previous capacity.

Italian firm Amut installed its PET bottles recycling system, which is designed to convert post-consumer PET bottles into flakes suitable to be processed by the SSP (Solid-State Polycondensation) system.

The plant has driven a change in Mexico's waste management sector by converting the post-consumer bottles into usable and valuable manufacturing input. The non-biodegradable nature of PET bottles has caused a excessive waste disposal problem throughout Mexico.
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