SUEZ acts to achieve the dream of a world without plastic waste!

The growing amount of plastic waste in the world is a unique problem of our time. How to recycle waste plastic into useful resources so that our future generations and our planet could live is crucial to our time.

On 27 August 2019, as a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a global non-profit organization that aims to end plastic waste in the environment, SUEZ co-organized the Alliance’s first-ever Southeast Asian event in Thailand with our partners SCG and Dow with the goal to seek sustainable solutions.

The AEPW was founded in London in January 2019 and currently represents 40 companies that are headquartered in in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Many of these companies have significant operations in Southeast Asia, including in Thailand. The Alliance has committed almost $1.0 billion in funds, with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to develop solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote post-use solutions. The Alliance will focus much of its effort in Southeast Asia where the need is the greatest.

As a leader in plastic recycling in Europe, SUEZ is fully committed to supporting Thailand’s goal of plastic reduction. Currently, SUEZ is constructing a plastic recycling plant in Thailand, which is the Group’s first in Asia. It will be a model for the rest of Southeast Asia. Located in the Bang Phli District near Bangkok, the plant is due to be completed in 2020 and will turn 30,000 tons of polyethylene film waste into new plastics.

Plastic recycling is a key market for SUEZ. We deal with waste plastic every day and give it a new lease of life through collection, sorting, treatment and recycling. Our expertise and knowledge in the properties of plastics enable us to produce recycled plastics that satisfy the needs of the market and our customers.