GreenGlass Recycling, a new plant designed to recycle glass waste was opened last week in Bucharest, following an EUR 4 million investment made by Green Group, one the biggest players in the local green sector.
The plant is located on the former Danubiana industrial platform and has a processing capacity of 110,000 tons of waste annually.
“In Romania, the monitored amount on glass marketed as packages stands around 200,000 tons, while there are another 300,000 tons of unmonitored flat glass used in constructions and resulting from the automotive industry,” said Constantin Damov, co-founder of GreenGlass Recycling.
The plant will start with 30,000 tons of processed glass in the first year that will be hiked by 15,000 tons yearly until the maximum capacity is reached. Some of its biggest clients are local producers of glass packages or glass fiber.
The company said its plant is the only one in Eastern Europe that is fitted with the latest sorting equipment that can produce glass granules with a purity of 99.99 percent. It added the new plant can recycle all glass waste in Bucharest in a week.
Romania has to recycle 60 percent of all glass packaging waste starting 2012 under an EU target.
Green Group comprises Green Glass, GreenTech (PET recycling unit), GreenFiber International (producer of PET synthetic fiber), GreenWEEE International (a recycling unit for electronics) and GreenLamp Reciclare (a recycling unit for used lightning equipment).