Greenglass will start the construction of a second post-consumer glass waste facility in Romania, which will increase its production capacity to 260,000 tons / year.

For the recycling of post-consumer glass packaging, the plant has invested in modern, optoelectronic sorting equipment.

Using this advanced recycling process results in glass cullet with a high degree of purity of at least 99.99%.

This will allow Greenglass to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to divert the waste of glass from the landfill towards a circular economy model by suppling manufacturers with the high quality cullet.

In addition to post-consumer glass recycling operations, the new plant will contain the latest technology to recycle types of waste that are difficult to treat.

These include flat glass from the automotive industry and glass from construction and demolition.

This will offer a complete solution for recycling glass waste in Romania. Marius Costache, Greenglass General Manager, said: “Once the new plant will start its activity, Greenglass will be able to recycle all the glass that Romania must meet as a collection target, while being the solution for recycling the materials from the Deposit-Return System.

We are also responding to the growing demand from glass manufacturers to increase the share of recycled material in their products, in order to reduce the use of virgin materials.”

GreenGlass will build the recycling plant in the proximity of Bucharest.

Mr Costache said this location would provide the company access to generators of waste, lower logistics costs and less CO2 emissions.

The investment is expected to create more than 100 local jobs during the construction phase and 90 permanent roles once it is complete.

Construction will start in the second half of 2022 and finish in 2023.