BRUSSELS, Nov. 19, 2020 (PPI Europe) -The industrial park at the port in Schwedt/Oder is set to become a new hub for sustainable packaging products. Bio-Lutions, a company specializing in disposable packaging products from agricultural waste, is currently building a new production facility with an annual capacity of over 1.5 billion product units at the site in eastern Germany. The project will create more than 200 jobs and help avoid some 30,000 tonnes/yr of plastic waste.
Construction of the new facility started in September. In the first phase, a 1,830 m² production hall is scheduled for completion in spring next year. Further construction phases will follow, including a 15,000 m² hall and some 700 m² of office space, which should be finished by 2022. “The schedule is tight because the first products from Schwedt should be available by the middle of next year, when the EU regulation prohibiting the use of disposable plastic cutlery and tableware will come into effect,” Bio-Lutions founder Eduardo Gordillo said in a statement. “In the future, we want to process a total of about 72,000 tonnes/yr of our bio-material on twelve production lines,” he added. Among other things, the site will produce disposable tableware, packaging and medical equipment.
Bio-Lutions has been operating a research center with a test production facility in Schwedt for several years. Two years ago, the company opened its first factory in India.