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Transforming the circular economy in Australia with innovative plastic recycling partnerships.

Circular Plastics Australia (PET)

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Circular Plastics Australia (PE)

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Circular Plastics Australia is creating a truly circular economy by giving billions of used plastic bottles and containers a new life. Our facilities will enable plastic waste to be recycled locally and made into new bottles and packaging, rather than ending up in landfill.

The circular economy

The circular economy transforms the linear consumption model (take-make-waste) into a circular one that keeps products and services in use for longer.

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From a linear economy

  • Take

  • Make

  • Waste

To a

  • Use

  • Recycle

  • Make

This is how we do it

Watch how Circular Plastics Australia is transforming the local circular economy.

Our projects

Through cross-industry collaboration, Circular Plastics Australia is building a national network of recycling facilities to process multiple plastic polymers that can be used to manufacture new packaging products and accelerate the circular economy.

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A career at Circular Plastics Australia is a unique opportunity to join a sustainable organisation that is transforming the circular economy.

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News | 19 May 2022

Circular Plastics Australia (PET) Albury Wins Sustainability Excellence Award

Australia’s newest and largest PET plastic recycling plant has won a sustainability excellence award for creating a game-changing, closed loop operation which will have the capacity to recycle about 1 billion 600ml PET beverage bottles a year.   The Circular Plastics Australia (PET) facility in Albury-Wodonga commenced operations in March this year to produce high-quality […]

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| 11 March 2022

The Circular Plastics Australia (PET) facility in Albury-Wodonga is officially opened

The largest PET recycling plant in the country is now up and running and will substantially reduce Australia’s plastic waste by recycling the equivalent of around 1 billion PET beverage bottles each year. The $45 million plant in Albury-Wodonga has boosted regional jobs and is helping to build a domestic circular economy, along with increasing […]

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Our projects

Our projects combine the complementary expertise of the joint venture partners and provide end-to-end solutions to accelerate the local circular economy.

Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is a joint venture between Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.

To date, two PET recycling facilities have been announced. The first, in Albury NSW, has been built and commenced operations in December 2021. The second facility will be located in Altona North VIC. Each facility will recycle more than 20,000 tonnes (or equivalent of 1 billion 600 ml PET plastic bottles) each year.


Circular Plastics Australia (PE) is a joint venture between Pact Group and Cleanaway.

This state-of-the-art facility will process more than 20,000 tonnes of HDPE and PP plastic milk bottles, containers and food tubs (approximately half a billion packs each year).


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