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In the Moscow region, the official opening of Russia’s largest plastic processing plant, EcoLine-Vtorplast, and a plant for the production of finished products from recycled granules, EcoPlast, of the EcoLine group, took place. Together, the enterprises represent the country’s first full-cycle MSW processing complex.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko, General Director of the Russian Ecological Operator Denis Butsaev, Vice-Governor of the Moscow Region Evgeny Khromushin and General Director of EcoLine-Capital JSC, the management company of the EcoLine group, Evgeny Mikhailov.

“Today, this is the flagship project within the framework of the national project “Circular Economy.” Representatives of Russian business took the risk of making colossal investments in this project. 11.7 billion rubles – the cost of the project, 2.9 billion rubles – federal funding as part of support measures that come through the REO program. I was especially pleased that this facility has unique treatment facilities that operate with several stages of purification. This is a modern environmentally friendly project. I congratulate all participants, designers, investors. It’s really great that such projects are appearing in our country, despite the sanctions. The plant was built in a record 23 months. It is important that the share of Russian technologies and equipment in the implementation of the project was more than 41%. The remaining part was purchased in countries friendly to the Russian Federation,” said Victoria Abramchenko.

Tax deductions of the complex for the first 10 years of operation will amount to about 4.5 billion rubles. The enterprise will provide jobs for up to 200 residents of the Moscow region.

At the complex with a capacity of 1,200 thousand tons per year, polymers – 21 types of plastic waste – are selected from the MSW stream and transferred to the EcoLine-Vtorplast plant, where secondary granules are produced from them. From it, the EcoPlast plant produces finished products, garbage containers and pallets, with a recycled granule content of 30 to 100%.

“And this enterprise is a clear example of the future use of secondary resources in production. Thanks to new technologies, these plants will produce granules and flakes of maximum purity from waste that can be used for production,” noted Victoria Abramchenko.

According to the general director of REO, this is also the only such full-cycle processing project in Eastern Europe.

“The EcoLine-Vtorplast enterprise is the first complex in Russia for the processing of solid municipal waste with a complete closed cycle and the only one of its kind in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. A single location combines the sorting and processing of recyclables from waste into a full cycle, optimizes transport logistics, and reduces the carbon footprint of the final product. The project was implemented with the support of REO in an unprecedentedly short time – 23 months,” said Denis Butsaev.

“Government policy and support from the REO PPC made it possible to implement projects aimed at recycling the most unclaimed and difficult-to-recycle polymer waste. With the launch of the EcoLine-Vtorplast and EcoPlast plants, yesterday’s waste at landfills is transformed into valuable raw materials and new products from recycled granules. The principles of a circular economy will make it possible to provide the economy with high-quality raw materials, preserve primary resources and actually reduce the volume of disposal,” said Evgeny Mikhailov, General Director of EcoLine-Capital JSC.

The technological concept of the EcoLine-Vtorplast plant is to produce food grade granules of maximum purity, which can be used for the production of food packaging.

This can be achieved through a multi-level raw material sorting system and multi-stage hot washing technology using effective detergents, which allows for maximum preservation of the primary properties of processed materials. It will be possible to manufacture the same products from the finished products of the plant without adding primary resources.

During the visit, the delegation got acquainted with the technologies for processing hard plastics, inspected the unique equipment of the EcoLine-Vtorplast plant, the production of waste containers at the EcoPlast plant, visited the laboratory for incoming control of raw materials, where special equipment is installed that tests the quality of the raw materials from which containers are produced .

As part of the official opening at the enterprise, an agreement was signed on cooperation in the field of processing waste from polyethylene terephthalate – the supply of flakes produced at the EcoLine-Vtorplast plant to the Sibur company for the production of secondary Vivilen granules.

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