Spain focuses on expanding market demand for polyAl1

Alier, which is among the biggest recyclers of post-consumer beverage cartons in Europe, begins recycling all parts of used carton packages.

Spain is home to some of the largest paper mills in Europe, which recycle more than 100 kilotonnes of beverage cartons every year. Tetra Pak is actively supporting local recyclers by providing technical and investment assistance to help facilitate and speed up the recycling process of polyAI. This refers to the non-fibre fraction of beverage cartons that is composed of a mix of polymer and aluminium.

Alier, a renowned sustainable manufacturing leader since 1948 operating in over 30 countries worldwide, is currently developing and funding the polyAl recycling line project. This initiative will allow Alier – one of Europe's largest post-consumer carton recyclers – to recycle all components of used carton packages, creating the conditions to transform them into quality materials and goods.

Furthermore, another company named Trans Sabater, which has been in operation for nearly 40 years and specializes in the recovery and use of waste from both the industrial and municipal sectors, has been recognized as another partner to speed up the recycling of PolyAl in the same country.

1The non-fibre component of carton packages is known as polyAl, which designates the layers of polyolefins and aluminium being used as barrier against oxygen and humidity to protect the food content in aseptic carton packages.


Companies involved:
Alier and Trans Sabater                                         

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