SABIC to start Dutch advanced recycling plant in second half of 2023

Circular economy

The Netherlands – The first commercial advanced recycling unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is now being built in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the delivery of the first circular polymers is anticipated for the second half of 2023.

The recycling operation has the potential to process about 200,000 tonnes of circular materials annually, according to a statement made by the petrochemicals giant and posted on the Saudi stock exchange.


In keeping with its continuous commitment to sustainability and innovation, SABIC set a goal of producing 1 million metric tonnes of TRUCIRCLE solutions by 2030. A collection of solutions called TRUCIRCLE was introduced to allow value chain participants access to more sustainable materials. Its product line consists of certified circular products, bio-based products made from second- and third-generation certified renewable feedstocks, mechanically recycled polymers, and ocean and ocean-bound solutions.