ALBA Group Asia Limited (ALBA), Baguio Waste Management & Recycling Limited (Baguio) and Swire Coca-Cola Limited (Swire Coca-Cola), has formed a joint venture (JV) to operate a state-of- the-art recycling facility for plastic waste in Hong Kong.

With Hong Kong’s high consumption rates of single use plastics, the need for a modern, local plastics waste recycling facility has never been higher. In 2017, Baguio won an open tender issued by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) for the construction and operation of a post-consumer plastics waste recycling facility located at plot T6, EcoPark in Tuen Mun.

Upon winning the EPD tender, Baguio reached out to ALBA – as a specialist in recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) (and in the selling of rPET flake and rHDPE pellet via its 100% affiliate RDB Plastics) – with the logic of joining forces to build a state of the art PET and HDPE recycling plant. This partnership then engaged one of Hong Kong’s leading soft drinks producers, Swire Beverages (now Swire Coca-Cola) – so effectively binding together a local Collector, an experienced PET and HDPE recycler and trader and a leading producer of PET which had the desire to want to be a part of the solution of collecting all of Hong Kong’s soft drink bottles back and producing a food grade quality rPET flake, which could be used in further soft drink bottle manufacturing.

Under the Joint Venture (JV), the processing capacity of the plant will surpass the amount originally tendered, while the PET recycling will be upgraded to produce food grade ready flakes. Furthermore the JV agreed to incorporate a number of environmental features within the plant to further their intentions of minimizing the impact on the environment. These include a largely self-contained water system plus a waste water treatment facility, heat capture and a 250,000 kW photovoltaic system.

The facility is expected to commence operations in the third quarter of 2020 and will have the capacity to process the majority of Hong Kong’s domestic volume of collectable post-consumer PET and  HDPE.

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With its two brands – ALBA and Interseroh – and a total of about 7,500 employees ALBA Group operates within Germany, Europe and Asia. With an annual turnover of approx. 1.8 billion Euros (2016), ALBA Group is one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide. In 2016 alone, ALBA Group saved almost 4.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and at the same time about 36.2 million tonnes of primary raw materials through its recycling activities.

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With its two brands – ALBA and Interseroh – and a total of about 7,500 employees ALBA Group operates within Germany, Europe and Asia. With an annual turnover of approx. 1.8 billion Euros (2016), ALBA Group is one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide. In 2016 alone, ALBA Group saved almost 4.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and at the same time about 36.2 million tonnes of primary raw materials through its recycling activities.

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Baguio Green Group Limited is a leading integrated environmental service provider in Hong Kong. Baguio’s services include professional cleaning, integrated pest management, horticulture & landscaping, waste management, collection & recycling. Baguio Green Group Limited is a listed company on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 1397).

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Baguio Green Group Limited is a leading integrated environmental service provider in Hong Kong. Baguio’s services include professional cleaning, integrated pest management, horticulture & landscaping, waste management, collection & recycling. Baguio Green Group Limited is a listed company on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 1397).

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Swire Coca-Cola is a division of Swire Pacific Limited, which is a listed company on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 00019/ 00087). One of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, Swire Coca-Cola has the exclusive right to manufacture, market and distribute products of Coca-Cola Company in Hong Kong, Taiwan, 11 provinces and the Shanghai Municipality in Mainland China and an extensive area of the western USA. The relationship with Coca-Cola began in 1965, with the acquisition by Swire of the majority shareholding in the Hong Kong bottling company. Swire Coca-Cola manufactures 60 beverage brands and distributes them to a franchise population of over 720 million people.

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Swire Coca-Cola is a division of Swire Pacific Limited, which is a listed company on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 00019/ 00087). One of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, Swire Coca-Cola has the exclusive right to manufacture, market and distribute products of Coca-Cola Company in Hong Kong, Taiwan, 11 provinces and the Shanghai Municipality in Mainland China and an extensive area of the western USA. The relationship with Coca-Cola began in 1965, with the acquisition by Swire of the majority shareholding in the Hong Kong bottling company. Swire Coca-Cola manufactures 60 beverage brands and distributes them to a franchise population of over 720 million people.

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