The investment is expected to include greenfield and brownfield mergers and acquisitions focusing on bottle-to-bottle recycling. Indorama has 11 recycling sites around the world, including plants in Thailand, Mexico and France. The manufacturer’s investment is a response to new regulations being rolled out by governments around the globe as well as changing expectations from customers.
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Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures has committed $1.5 billion of investment in recycling as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of single-use plastic and regulators push for more recycling, it said on Wednesday.
Indorama’s main business is the production of PET resin, a polymer used to make plastic bottles and fibers used in products such as seat belts and tires.