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Optimised sorting – a solution to the plastic challenge

Plastic pollution and climate change are some of the fastest growing environmental challenges we are facing today.

Since 2009, the MUDP scheme has supported 45 projects that aim to develop new environmental technologies to help combat these global challenges. One example is a technology that follows the thinking of the circular resource economy, where plastic from households are sorted, cleaned and reprocessed to produce a regenerate of such quality that makes it possible to be directly included as a global commodity. A  number of Danish companies representing the entire value chain from sorting plants to plastic-producing companies and technology suppliers have been key actors in developing and implementing this project.

In 2020, the project was completed and two types of plastic (PP and PE) were reprocessed into a high-quality product that now has value in the European market. Increased recycling of plastic results in various environmental benefits e.g. reduced CO2 emissions.

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Aage Vestergaard Larsen is the largest company in Scandinavia when it comes to reprocessing plastic waste. We have more than 45 years of experience in reprocessing and recycling plastic for industrial use. AVL is one of the most knowledgeable companies of its kind when it comes to recycling plastic in general. Our core competence is production of raw materials based on recycled plastic. Our technologically advanced machinery, combined with a well-equipped laboratory and of course our well-educated staff, ensures a consistently high product quality. We are specialized in regenerating, shredding, milling and compounding of plastics. Not only do we process all usual types of thermoplastics such as PP, PE, PS and ABS, but we also process the more technical types of plastics such as PA, POM, PET and PBT. Our primary objective is to be in a constant development and at the front of any new initiative – To ensure a consistent high quality. You are more than welcome to visit our website www.avl.dk or call us for further information

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Britta Fischer Mogensen

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