Plastics Processing Plant to Start Operations in Moscow

A resident of the Technopolis Moscow special economic zone will soon begin processing crushed plastics and discarded office equipment components into high-quality granules that will be used as secondary raw materials for the production of new electronics, car parts and construction materials. 

Initially, the plastics recycling plant Ecoplast will be able to process 25 thousand tons of plastics per year.

“Located at Technopolis Moscow in Pechantiki, the enterprise is currently under pilot operation. Ecopolis Corporation, which includes Ecoplast, has invested more than 7 billion rubles in the e-waste processing industry in Russia. To date, 47 jobs have been created at Ecoplast. The company is planning to reach its design capacity before the end of 2019, “ said Alexander Prokhorov, head of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, during his visit to the production site.

According to Igor Tischenko, CEO at Technopolis Moscow, Ecoplast takes environmental management and protection issues seriously.  

“A closed water supply system and modern gas purification equipment are used in the production process. Thus, the enterprise has minimal environmental impact, which is a key requirement for high-tech manufacturing at the special economic zone,” Ischenko said.

Moscow generates close to 130 thousand tons of e-waste annually. The total capacity of the complex of full-cycle plants will allow to process half of this volume. Recycling efficiency is estimated at 95% of the incoming volume of e-waste plastics.

“We are leveraging advanced global technologies to build our infrastructure. We are delivering unique engineering solutions to recover maximum useful components out of used electronics and return them to the economic cycle. Our job is to create a culture of e-waste management both in Moscow and in other regions of Russia,” said Maxim Lobanov, CEO at Ecopolis Corporation.

27 august 2019