DB Cargo Scandinavia has run the first test transport of plastic waste from households on Zealand to a plant in Germany, where the plant sorts the plastic and sends 30% to another plant, which recycles it.
The goods are perfect for our closed DB wagons, and the test transport was a success.
The wagons come from Italy with consumer goods, and it then drives back to our German neighbors with plastic, which has been sorted in households in Frederikssund, Roskilde and Copenhagen. It's then further sorted in Germany, where 30% of the plastic is recycled and turned into plastic pallets.
The plan is to run 15,000 tons of plastic to Germany a year.
It's a transport that really matters for the climate - both the environmentally friendly transport on rail and the recycling of plastic - and we are proud that our red locomotives are in front of this type of transport.
For more information about this type of transport, please contact Henrik Nielsen at email@example.com orThomas Vestergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org