- Bottles and jars: clear or opaque bottles, bottle caps…
- Films: industrial film, agricultural film, agricultural mulching
- Industrial plastics: industrial scraps, industrial plastic (packaging, textile subcontractor, retail…) and end-of-life PVC
In 50 years, the use of plastic has increased 20-fold and certain consumer products contain over 20 different plastic resins. Therefore, recycling them has become a major technical and environmental issue: using recycled plastic reduces electricity consuption by 80% to 90% compared with the production of virgin plastic.
SITA is the top plastic recycler in France, using the most complex technologies such as recycling plastics in contact with food.
The waste is collected directly on the production sites in dedicated containers.
The waste is then sorted (separation of dense plastics, thin clear plastics and thin coloured plastics) in order to be reused as high quality recycled raw materials.
- Material recovery
After being crushed, micronized and granulated, the plastic waste is transformed on-site into usable products (flakes, granules) so they can be used in industrial processes.
o Flakes and granules are conditioned and routed towards second life channels
o Finished products, such as 100% recycled collecting bags, are marketed by SITA Négoce.
Our specialist subsidiaries
|Discover the life cycle of plastic|
160,000 tonnes of plastics and rubber recycled in 2010
5 plastic recycling units
- SOPAVE : plastics recycling
SITA’s subsidiary SOPAVE, located in Viviez (France, 12), transforms tarps, covers and film from the agricultural and industrial sectors as well as soiled and recyclable collection bags into 100% recycled and recyclable collection bags. These new bags are then used by the local authorities or by industry.
- Villers-Saint-Paul: A new generation sorting centre
SITA is working with the joint association of the Oise valley to extend plastic products sorting.
Thanks to the environmental requirements of local authorities and SITA’s technologies, the Villers-Saint-Paul sorting centre is now a top-notch recycling centre.
Over 90% of the plastic waste coming through this centre from the selective sorting is ‘recognised’ and sorted automatically at the rate of 10 tonnes an hour. Plastic products not identified elsewhere are decoded by a range of nine cascade optical separators, doubling the recovery of plastic materials.