The largest rPET producer in the MENA region chose TOMRA Recycling’s bottle-to-bottle sorting solutions for its new recycling plant in Egypt

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BariQ for Techno and Advanced Industries celebrates the signing for constructing a new PET bottle-to-bottle recycling plant that will feature the latest plastic sorting systems from TOMRA Recycling in Giza Governorate, Egypt.

The Egypt-based company is the leading rPET producer in the MENA region. In its quest to meet the increasing demand for rPET in Africa and Europe, pursue its vision to become one of the most prominent recyclers globally and the biggest in the MEA region, BariQ invests in a state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility. Its industry experience and network of influential partners, combined with the recycler’s capability to produce food-grade rPET provide the necessary foundation to bring recycling in the MEA region to the next level.

Celebration of a new milestone

Sunday, February 13, marked a new milestone in the company’s history and a promising outlook for the industry: BariQ welcomed Ministers from the Egyptian Government, ambassadors, brand owners, equipment providers as well as local and foreign financial institutes to its expansion ceremony to officially announce and celebrate the construction of a new bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in Giza Governorate, Egypt. The event offered valuable networking opportunities and revealed the new plant’s design to produce more than 35,000 metric tons of food-grade rPET per annum while saving more than 80,000 tons of CO2 emissions. The new facility will complement a recycling plant that has been fully operational since 2010 and features 4 of TOMRA’s sensor-based sorting systems that process more than 3 tons of PET bottles per hour. To date, the company produces an annual amount of 15,000 tons of food-grade rPET that is compliant with the standards set by EFSA, FDA, Health Canada and REACH.

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