Jeroen Adriaansens, Managing Partner at DGrade highlights: “When we decided to invest in a new sorting plant that is equipped with the full polymer sorting solution, there was no question it had to be TOMRA if we wanted the best performance. They are the only supplier active in the region for more than a decade and have extensive experience in the market. As DGrade is the only facility in the region producing high-quality PET flakes, we have to make sure that we deliver the highest qualities and are delighted to have TOMRA as a partner supporting us in this journey.”
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 management, 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.