Site Zero is a state-of-the-art plastic sorting and recycling facility located in Motala, Sweden. It is operated by Svensk Plaståtervinning, a Swedish plastic recycling company, and is one of the most advanced and sustainable plastic sorting facilities in the world.
The facility was officially opened in November 2023 and can sort and recycle 200,000 tons of mixed household plastic packaging per year. This is equivalent to approximately 50% of all the plastic packaging waste generated in Sweden.
Site Zero is equipped with cutting-edge sorting technology, including 60 Tomra Autosort machines and a 5-kilometer sorting line. This technology allows the facility to sort plastic packaging waste into 12 different fractions, including PP, HDPE, LDPE, PET tray, PET bottles (colored and transparent), PP film, EPS, PS, PVC, two grades of polyolefin mix, metal, and non-plastic waste.
The facility is also powered by renewable energy and uses carbon capture and storage technology to eliminate emissions from the recycling process. This makes Site Zero one of the most climate-neutral plastic sorting facilities in the world.
Site Zero is a major step forward in the development of a circular economy for plastics. It is a model for other countries to follow as they work to reduce their reliance on landfills and incineration.
According to the Internet