Eastern Germany Attracts Record-Breaking Chemical Recycling Facility

November 2022

US chemicals giant Dow is teaming up with British recycling company Mura Technology to build a massive new plastic recycling plant in the town of Böhlen in the eastern German regional state of Saxony.

The site is scheduled to go into operation in 2025 and with a recycling capacity of 120 kilotons will be the largest on the European continent.

“Mura’s location in Böhlen should be the biggest facility of its kind in Europe as well as the first in Germany and the first in conjunction with an established Dow location,” said Dow DACH President Katja Wodjereck on the company’s website. “The joint location in Böhlen should significantly reduce the costs for industrially scaling the chemical recycling plant. At the same time, the recycled raw material recovered from plastic waste should reduce our dependency on new fossil raw materials and allow us to produce recycled plastic. This is in great demand with global brands, especially for food packaging and medical uses.”

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