The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the recent announcement that Qenos and Cleanaway are working together to develop new advanced plastics recycling capabilities for Australia.

Plastics manufacturer Qenos and recycling company Cleanaway have agreed to develop a feasibility study of plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling. The organisations will be looking into how to create a circular economy by recycling up to 100,000 tons per year of soft and mixed plastics waste into recycled polyethylene plastic for use in new, food-grade plastic packaging.

“This project will be a huge step towards a plastics circular economy in Australia and achieving the National Packaging Targets from local inputs,” said Qenos CEO Stephen Bell.

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