Reducing Waste Through Recycling Solutions.
We view local waste as a resource and our world leading Recycling solutions unlock this value and consistently deliver high quality material to our customers at scale.
Locally sourced and verified recycled material is what consumers and brand owners are demanding. To deliver this at scale, we are investing in world leading sorting, washing and processing technologies to produce the highest quality, locally sourced recycled resins. Advanced polymer science and technical innovation allows us to lead the way in food safe recycling solutions. The first Circular Plastics Australia PET plastic recycling facility that we’ve built with Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in Albury is projected to recycle over 1 billion used PET bottles every year, replacing over 20,000 tonnes per annum of imported virgin plastic raw material.
Pact recycles post-consumer and post-industrial Polyethylene terephathale (PET) products such as water and soft drink bottles, bakery trays and protein trays into high quality recycled food-grade resin. This is then remanufactured into water and soft drink bottles, fresh food punnets, bakery, confectionary and protein trays.
Pact recycles post-consumer and post-industrial High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) products such as milk, laundry and shampoo bottles into high quality recycled resin that can be remanufactured into food-grade applications such as milk and dairy containers and non food-grade categories such as personal and homecare bottles, lubricant containers, pipe and mobile garbage bins (MGBs).
Pact recycles post-consumer and post-industrial Polypropylene (PP) products including ice cream tubs, yoghurt containers, shopping and produce crates into high quality resins that can be remanufactured into plant pots, paint pails and material handling products such as bread, milk, produce crates and bins.
Pact recycles post-consumer and post-industrial Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) products such as pallet and shrink wrap and some soft plastics including shopping bags into high quality recycled resin that can be remanufactured into builders’ film, silage wrap, dampcourse, garage bags and other sheet products.
Pact Recycling is accelerating the plastics Circular Economy by investing in world class technology and platforms that unlock the value of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic.
In addition to building Australia’s largest PET recycling facilities with our JV partners Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, we’re also investing in NIR optical sorting technology, washing, extrusion and decontamination lines in our existing facilities to replace our region’s reliance on imported resins.
Building scaled solutions gives our Packaging and Reuse customers privileged access to locally recycled resins to create a successful local Circular Economy.
Innovative Near Infrared Red (NIR) recycling technology with multiple sensors to simultaneously sort plastic by colour, polymer and removing other contaminants (such as metals and paper).
Self-cleaning, automated melt filters deliver unrivalled contaminant filtration, resulting in higher quality recycled resin.
PLC controlled automated blending of multiple feedstocks produces consistent and customised homogenous recyclate blends.
Combining high tech sorting and state-of-the-art washing equipment produces the highest quality food-grade rPET packaging from post-consumer waste.
Circular Plastics Australia
Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is a joint venture between Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.
Our first facility, in Albury, New South Wales, commenced operations in December 2021. A second facility will be built in Altona North, Victoria and is scheduled to be completed by H2 2023.
Each facility will recycle approximately 1 billion 600ml PET plastic bottles each year. The used plastic feedstock (PET bottles and containers) recycled by the plants will be collected through Cleanaway’s Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and Container Deposit Schemes (CDS).
The food-grade recycled PET (rPET) produced by these facilities will be used to produce new beverage bottles for Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and new food and beverage packaging for Pact Group’s customers.
Between our two new facilities we will more than double the amount of locally sourced and recycled PET (rPET) produced in Australia– from around 30,000 tonnes currently to over 60,000 tonnes per annum
Circular Plastics Australia
Circular Plastics Australia is a unique industry partnership determined to provide more sustainable packaging solutions. By leveraging the unique skills and complementary expertise of each like-minded joint venture partner, Circular Plastics Australia is building scaled end-to-end solutions that will successfully create a local circular economy.
Cleanaway is Australia’s leading total waste management, industrial and environmental services company. Cleanaway’s mission is to make a sustainable future possible. By viewing waste as a resource, Cleanaway use their facilities and processes to transform it into valuable commodities. In the Circular Plastics Australia (PET) Joint Venture, Cleanaway will provide the plastic to be recycled through its collection and sorting networks.
Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand. Asahi Beverages markets quality alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, boasting a strong portfolio of established household brands and innovative, new-to-market products. In the Circular Plastics Australia (PET) Joint Venture, Asahi Beverages and Pact will use the recycled plastic from the facility in their packaging.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies. As one of the largest bottlers and distributors of non-alcoholic and alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Australia, CCEP has a portfolio that offers a beverage for every occasion. CCEP success is built on great people, great service, and great beverages; done sustainably.