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Energy aid for plastics recyclers

Photo Herbert Snell, bvse Vice President

Companies will once again be able to apply for energy aids from 1 January 2025, the bvse Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management has announced.

According to the explanations, the eligible economic sector 20.16 (production of plastics in primary form) now also includes activities of the plastics recycling industry. Accordingly, from 1 January 2025, companies can apply for energy subsidies for the production of cellulose and its chemical derivatives, the production of synthetic powders, granulates or flakes by compounding or converting plastic resins and from recovered plastic waste, as well as for the production of recycled plastic in flakes or plastic granulates based on pre-treated plastic waste through material recycling processes. This is a partial success for the plastics recycling industry, explains bvse Managing Director Eric Rehbock. bvse Vice President Herbert Snell (photo) is satisfied with the result: "The plastics recycling industry must maintain its competitiveness in order to survive in a global market. This is crucial in order to ensure a continuous and sustainable supply of recyclates for the processing industry. As energy-intensive companies, plastics recyclers now have the opportunity to at least limit the extremely high energy costs, which have a negative impact on the competitiveness of plastics recyclers, through the energy aids.“

  • Press release bvse (17.1.2024)
  • Photo: © bvse

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