László Borbély, State Councilor in the Department for Sustainable Development, visited the Romanian industrial group Promateris, the CEE leader in producing biodegradable and compostable packaging.
The purpose of the visit was to send a signal of support for the decarbonization of the Romanian industry and the need for Romania to support companies with Romanian capital that want to develop businesses with a sustainability component.
“This is how the circular economy becomes a reality in Romania, this concept being more and more popular. We welcome the openness of the private sector in implementing and promoting sustainable development at the business level. The Department for Sustainable Development coordinates the approval of the Strategy for Romania’s Transition to the Circular Economy 2030 – #ROCES2030, the approval deadline of the document being estimated for September this year, together with the line ministries benefiting from an EU consultancy project”, stated László Borbély, State Councilor, Coordinator of the Department for Sustainable Development.
The Promateris Group is specialized in developing products and solutions for the circular economy. The visit is of particular importance in the current context of the development of Romania’s Circular Economy Strategy. Both the production capacities and the company’s R&D laboratory were presented during the visit. The investment in Promateris amounts to 18 million euros, thus reaching the most significant production in Central and Eastern Europe in compostable packaging. Promateris is a 100% Romanian capital company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The Promateris group also includes the Biodeck company, which is specialized in the distribution of low-carbon packaging.
“Our goal from the beginning was to facilitate Romania’s transition to a circular economy. Through the eco-design of our products, we address two specific problems: the pollution generated by the lack of treatment of organic waste and the pollution with disposable plastic. Promateris is a pioneer in Romania in terms of decarbonizing the industrial sector, both through the range of products it offers and through specific actions to reduce the carbon footprint in the production process. We believe that Romanian solutions and companies should benefit from support to develop and be able to compete with imports”, stated Tudor Georgescu, CEO of Promateris.
Promateris’ product portfolio is in line with the European Green Deal principles and European legislation and directives aimed at reducing food waste. Promateris has developed international partnerships with renowned research centers in Europe, with top manufacturers in the sustainable packaging industry and equipment manufacturers specialized in developing innovative, low-carbon solutions. These partnerships place the Promateris group at the top of the companies with the most developed biodegradable and compostable packaging portfolio in the CEE. Promateris currently sells products made in Romania in several countries in the region and aims to strengthen its position in these markets and expand into new markets.