Norway's first sorting facility for plastics is being established at Holtskogen
RELOG AS and Plastretur have entered into an agreement on the establishment of a new plastic sorting facility in Holtskogen Næringspark, which is 30 minutes in distance from Oslo. The project, which has a total investment of approximately MNOK 650 and can sort up to 90,000 tonnes of plastic a year, will contribute to a change of pace in the Norwegian circular economy for plastics.
This is primarily an important project for plastic handling in Norway, where the majority is sent abroad for sorting. Holtskogen was chosen amid strong competition from other potential properties, and we are therefore very satisfied that Plastretur chose Holtskogen Næringspark and RELOG as a collaboration partner.
Synergy effects and environmental focus RELOG has a strong focus on providing good infrastructure in its business parks in Norway, which in turn attracts solid players such as Plastretur. With the right location, this type of operator saves transport costs and the environment, which is of course important in the future. In addition, we want to create positive synergy effects with the players established in the business park. At Holtskogen, for example, we collaborate with Østfold Energi to find energy-efficient solutions where we can use excess heat from the data center in the business park, which can in turn be used to heat water and air for future establishments.
Work is now underway on the design of the building with the aim of completing the framework application in October 2022. The final investment decision on whether the plant will be built will be made at the beginning of 2023.