Green Group opened glass recycling factory near Bucharest

Automation & RoboticsProjectsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2014

A modern glass-recycling factory was opened in the Romanian town Popesti - Leordeni near Bucharest. The facility is the result of a major investment worth 4 million euro by the company Green Glass, part of Green group which is one of the biggest players in the local green sector. The plant is located on the former Danubiana industrial platform and has a projected processing capacity of 110,000 tons of waste annually.

The new recycling facility will start with 30,000 tons of processed glass in the first year. The production will be increased by 15,000 tons yearly until the maximum capacity is reached. The Green Glass plant is allegedly the only one in Eastern Europe, fitted with the latest sorting equipment that can produce glass granules with a purity of 99.99 percent. It is able of recycling all glass waste in Bucharest in a week, the company said. Some of the biggest clients of the plant are local producers of glass packages or glass fiber.

"In Romania, the monitored amount of glass marketed as packages stands around 200,000 tons, while there are another 300,000 tons of unmonitored flat glass used in constructions and resulting from the automotive industry," Constantin Damov, co-founder of GreenGlass Recycling, stated.

Green Group has over 1,500 employees and working points in the country: Buzau, Bucharest, Ilfov, Iasi, Corabia, Arad, Cluj, as well as abroad - in Serbia, Macedonia and Germany. The Group is comprised of Green Glass, GreenTech (PET recycling unit), GreenFiber International (producer of PET synthetic fiber), GreenWEEE International (a recycling unit for electronics) and GreenLamp Reciclare (a recycling unit for used lightning equipment).

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