Recycled PET

SIBUR has signed its first contract to supply feedstock for the future production of green PET granules.

SIBUR and Bumatika signed a long-term contract to supply feedstock for green PET granule production at POLIEF in Blagoveshchensk, the Republic of Bashkortostan. Bumatika will supply the facilities currently under construction at POLIEF with feedstock collected in the Perm Territory and neighbouring regions. The green granules produced by POLIEF will meet the highest quality requirements and will cover the mounting market demand for recycled PET packaging. The use of recycled PET in polymer production will reduce its energy intensity, thereby cutting its GHG emissions.

The use of recycled PET in polymer production will reduce its energy intensity, thereby cutting its GHG emissions

“The production of PET with recycled granule content is an important part of SIBUR’s 2025 Sustainability Strategy,” said Alexander Petrov, Member of the Management Board – Managing Director at SIBUR. “SIBUR is continuously enhancing its operational efficiency and grade assortment to improve product properties and develop new products. PET flakes for the green granule project may be supplied from a wealth of regions in Russia. SIBUR is open to partnerships with suppliers and expects that the projected demand for PET flakes could stimulate the recovery of post-consumer PET from municipal solid waste, effectively reducing the amount of landfilled waste.”

“In June 2021, we are planning to launch an additional PET recycling facility, creating over 30 new jobs and bringing over RUB 39 million a year in taxes at various levels,” added Sergey Chudinov, Bumatika’s CEO. “Dmitry Makhonin, Governor of the Perm Territory, has set further ambitious goals for his region, including the adoption of separate waste collection across the entire region. We are going to continue developing this area in partnership with SIBUR by building the lacking recycling infrastructure.”

“PepsiCo is committed to preventing PET packaging from ever becoming waste,” noted Stanislav Kuzmin, head of the polymer procurement team at PepsiCo Russia. “We highly value the fact that SIBUR, as our partner for PET supply in Russia, is taking important steps to embed its recycled PET production technology at the local level.”

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