With the completion of the facility for hot-washing PET flakes, and the lines for waste water treatment and polyethylene recycling, Greentech d. o. o. launched the factory worth EUR 5 million in Mladenovo near Bačka Palanka. The project in Serbia’s northwest started in 2013 and it employs 130 people.
Stana Božović, state secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, said that the decree on the plan of reduction of packaging for enabled the recycling of a third of the overall 330,000 tonnes from 2014. She said the new law on waste management is being drawn up.
Greentech’s chief Mihail Mateski said the company recycled 55,000 tonnes of PET bottles in ten years of operations, decreasing landfills by 2.75 million cubic metres, with 82,500 tonnes less carbon emissions. The launch of the factory coincided with the jubilee. The output in 2014 was 1,800 tonnes of PET bottles, the company’s data show.