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KeyKeg in partnership with OneCircle's recycling initiative places baling machines across the UK in support of its circulair OneCircle programme

11-20-2018 | Door OneCircle
OneCircle places baling machines in England to support its collection of KeyKeg in market. Active members of the KeyKeg collection community in the UK collect and process the KeyKegs to ensure the materials are reused. OneCircle collects the bales of KeyKegs and processes them on the OneCircle recycling line for plastic kegs.

More and more bars, beverage distributors and brewers register for the collection community. Every time OneCircle assesses at how KeyKegs can be picked up most effectively. It is a very complex logistical operation during where transport is used in the most efficient way possible.

 

KeyKeg in partnership with OneCircle's recycling initiative places baling machines across the UK in support of its circulair OneCircle programme
In England, OneCircle has opted for two collection models. The first is a network of enthusiastic brewers and beverage distributors who collect used KeyKegs and compress them into bales ready for materials re-use processing. OneCircle collects up to 12,000 empty KeyKegs per lorry to process into new KeyKegs. More about this in the interview with Bateman Brewery. Soon on this news blog.

The second collection model that is extensively tested in the UK is a collaboration with a specialized waste collectors. In addition, OneCircle collects empty KeyKegs at major beer festivals and looks for solutions for every individual demand from the supply chain.

Annemieke Hartman, member of the OneCircle managementteam "We are now building a first phase network of 8 collection points in England where KeyKegs are pressed into bales. This network will be ready within a few months. The KeyKeg collection community is not only driven to make an important beverage packaging circular (cradle to cradle) but builds a highly successful business model around it".

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