Welcome to Site Zero - where they take plastics recycling extremely seriously!

Located in Motala in southern Sweden, Site Zero can handle 200 000 tonnes of plastic packaging each year.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology (fully automated process, real-time optimisation, artificial intelligence), it is able to recycle up to 12 types of plastic or waste:

  • rigid polypropylene (PP)
  • rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 
  • flexible low-density polyethylene (LDPE),
  • flexible PP
  • transparent polyethylene terephthalate (PET) trays
  • transparent PET bottles
  • coloured PET bottles
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • two grades of mixed polyolefin laminates, and
  • metal and non-plastic rejects. 

At Site Zero, absolutely no packaging is incinerated, as up to 95% of the plastics taken in can be sorted out and recycled.

Spanning 60 000 square metres, the plant is equipped with 60 Near Infra-Red (NIR) sensors and an approximately 5-kilometre conveyor belt, which processes 40 tonnes of mixed plastic waste an hour. 

Any fragment of plastic remaining after the sorting process is separated and sent for chemical recycling, turned into new composite products, or used for energy recovery with carbon capture and storage.

By 2025, the site is expected to have a washing and granulation station.

Contact them for more information.