Plastics Recycling

First Choice Quality Raw Materials Through Expertise in Plastics
Qualität: Sortenreine Rezyklate für neue Produkte und neue Märkte.

Veolia′s expertise in Germany

In Germany as a whole, Veolia processes more than 100,000 tonnes annually of plastic from the deposit system, households, industry and commerce, recycles them and makes them available as new raw materials. Specialised plants recycle the pre-sorted plastic waste and provide customer-specific plastics as new raw materials for new products and new markets.


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At our site in Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, we process material not only from the deposit system and household collections, but also from commercial sources. The plastics come from Germany as well as other European countries such as France, Belgium or Great Britain. With an annual production of 56,000 tonnes, MultiPet GmbH and Multiport GmbH supply the industry with high-quality raw materials.

In addition, Veolia also operates a PET recycling plant in Rostock, where food-contact recyclates are manufactured in the bottle-to-bottle process from one billion PET bottles annually from the deposit system. The patented URRC process used there is convincing in terms of technical and ecological criteria and is one of the most efficient processes in the world.

Recycling in Germany saves around 180,000 tonnes of CO2eq annually.

The sites are supplemented by a network of sorting plants in the Veolia regions around Hamburg, Dresden and Pegnitz



Plastic in Circulation

The route of the valuable resource

1. The raw material – Pre-sorted secondary raw materials are delivered in bales. They are checked for quality and sent for further processing.

2. Grinding stock – After several washing, cleaning and separating processes the clean plastic grinding stock is mechanically dried. The plastics can be supplied to the industry even as regrind or flake, e.g. as PET Flakes, which, as a high-quality raw material, can be processed into a range of very different products.

3. Compounds – HDPE is further processed on three extrusion lines to make compounds. Depending on needs, specific products are created that precisely meet the customer’s requirements.


Expertise in Plastics

From around 1.1 billion PET bottles annually, MultiPet GmbH produces high-quality flakes that form the raw materials for a large number of different products. They are processed into polyester fibres or into straps, sheets and bottles in the packaging industry.

The Multiport GmbH specialises in the processing of used HDPE packaging. Annually, more than 35,000 tonnes of plastic waste are processed into compounds and used by the plastics industry as substitutes for new goods.

Veolia PET Germany GmbH is an expert in the recycling of used PET bottles from the deposit system. Food-grade recyclates are produced from one billion PET bottles annually in the patented URRC process.

Your Quality Demands - Our Standard

Kontinuierliche Qualitätskontrolle des Kunststoffgranulats

We supply products of consistently high quality. Only pre-sorted raw materials purchased according to strict criteria find their way into our works. During and after production we take the time for 100% quality monitoring using modern test equipment. With our many years of experience we manufacture products of the highest quality. Beyond that we guarantee continuous availability of our products, even in large quantities, allowing our customers to plan for the long term. At the service of satisfied customers we meet all these requirements with qualified, experienced and motivated employees. Our aim is successful corporate development through an integrated management system. This is also documented by the corresponding certifications.


We meet strict quality criteria

Granulat wird im Labor einer Qualitätskontrolle unterzogen.

In our integrated management system the responsibilities and processes are defined with regard to all environmental criteria, quality parameters and energy management activities. In this way we ensure that all technical and organisational activities that affect the environment and the quality of our products and services are controlled and monitored in the course of revolving planning. The individual modules are checked and certified by independent experts. With measurable goals and traceable programmes for quality, environment and energy we ensure an efficient organisation and a constant optimisation of processes and operational sequences.

 Our goal is to structure the sector for industrial recycling and plastics recovery and thus to offer an alternative to virgin plastics.

Antoine Frérot, CEO Veolia 

We promote the recycling economy

As an environmental service provider, Veolia considers itself to be a ′resourcer′ rather than an ′eliminator′ and implements recycling processes worldwide on an industrial scale. As part of the group, we at the Bernburg location contribute to this: we provide our customers with comprehensive advice and accompany them wherever they need us, so that together we can put the recycling economy into practice to make the world a little more sustainable.