RESIDENTS of Slovakia generate about 40,000 tonnes of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) waste annually, primarily bottles made of this plastic, and about 40 percent of the waste is now being collected for recycling. General Plastic, based in Kolárovo, is the largest processor of PET bottles in Slovakia, handling about 12,000 tonnes each year. Currently the company is one of the biggest processors of PET bottles in central Europe and also produces high-grade PET granulate, said the company’s director, Peter Krasnec, as reported the TASR newswire.
General Plastic was launched in May 2002 and has received subsidies from the Recycling Fund for building its modern recycling facilities, which operate in accordance with all international standards.
27. Jun 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff