TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group sign a commercial agreement to scale up the manufacturing of circular polymers from post-consumption plastic waste
Paris, May 19, 2022 – TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group announce today the signing of a long-term commercial agreement for the supply of post-consumer recycled (PCR)
raw material, to be used as feedstock in the production of circular polymers for durable applications.
Under this agreement, Vanheede Polymers & Compounds will supply PCR raw material coming from its sites in France and Belgium, including Dottignies, where a new plastic waste treatment facility using innovative technology is currently under construction. The raw material will then be used as feedstock by TotalEnergies to produce circular polymers for durable applications, such as in the automotive and construction sectors.
This agreement will support TotalEnergies growing sales of mechanically recycled polymers in Europe, including its subsidiary Synova, French leader in manufacturing recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, that announced late 2021 the doubling of its capacity to 45,000 tonnes per year. This signing is the first step of a strategic partnership supporting both compagnies’ commitment to develop plastics recycling and contribute to addressing the challenge of the circular economy.
“This new agreement is an important step in securing high quality post-consumer raw materials. It will allow us to accelerate our growth in recycled polymers and develop new projects to reach our ambition of producing 30% circular polymers by 2030”, said Valérie Goff, Senior Vice President, Polymers at TotalEnergies.
“This agreement demonstrates the Vanheede philosophy to transform plastic waste into circular high-end polymers in the most sustainable way. This partnership shows the confidence of TotalEnergies in our innovative recycling technology”, said David Vanheede, CEO Vanheede Environment Group.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
Today, Vanheede offers more than 15,000 customers a sustainable, efficient and economic solution for waste management. The company plays a key role in the realization of the circular economy by processing every waste flow into a new materials or energy, both in its own and external processing sites. Vanheede Environment Group is one of the top 5 companies in the Benelux, Luxembourg and Northern France. The company has over 850 employees spread over 14 sites in Belgium and France.
The entire group of companies processes more than 1 000 000 tonnes of waste annually, 95% of which has a useful destination. As an integrated environmental company, Vanheede Environment Group manages more than 2350 waste streams with the vision "Towards a circular world, in a sustainable way". Thanks to its high-performance processing sites, it guarantees the production of more than 53
million kWh of green energy, which is good for 15,000 households, and produces approximately 580,000 tonnes of new materials. Vanheede Environment Group has a consolidated turnover of 180 million euro.
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