Eco Spindles ranked among top 10 recyclers globally by the Global Recycling Foundation

Sri Lanka’s leading plastic recycler Eco Spindles (Pvt.) Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of BPPL
Holdings PLC, was recently ranked among the Global Recycling Foundation’s top ten #RecyclingHeroes of
This achievement marks a monumental milestone for the local recycling giant, as the Global Recycling
Foundation meticulously processes nominations received by progressive companies, individuals and
communities in the recycling space, from across the globe.
Eco Spindles was ranked alongside nine other contributors in the global recycling arena, namely, Rien Voets
(Holland), Green Axis (Nigeria), Abdi Hirsi (Somalia), Bokashi Bran (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), EcoAct (Tanzania),
International WeLoveU Foundation (Korea), Dgrade (Dubai), Eco-Train (Canada), and Metal Shredder
“Being recognized for our work at an international level and being ranked among nine other global leaders in
recycling is indeed a significant feat for us. Over the course of last year, we were able to recycle over 81
million PET bottles. We aim to increase this significantly this year,” noted Dr. Anush Amarasinghe, Managing
Director of BPPL Holdings. Eco Spindles plays a substantial role in influencing the collection of waste PET
plastic bottles, recycling and creating value-added products such as polyester yarn for apparel manufacturers
and monofilaments for brush makers worldwide.
Last year, Eco Spindles was recognised among the top 100 #RecyclingHeroes by the Global Recycling
Foundation, and this year’s achievement is a testament to the recycler’s efforts in sustaining and empowering
the local recycling community and, introducing innovation to plastic waste management.
“While we keep working towards the common goals of strengthening the local recycling industry and
encouraging immaculate solid waste management in the country, we believe that our continuing efforts and
innovations will undoubtedly enable us to achieve these goals, and showcase Sri Lanka as a global leader in the
recycling space,” Dr. Amarasinghe added.
The Global Recycling Foundation supports the promotion of recycling, and the recycling industry, across the
world to showcase its vital role in preserving the future of the planet. Their #RecyclingHeroes competition
was initiated in February last year, and encourages people from across the globe to nominate individuals,
businesses or communities that are setting examples and pushing boundaries with their recycling initiatives.
Eco Spindles sources their PET bottle waste through its 400-strong network of collectors. In view of Global
Recycling Day this year, the company launched their new “Waste 2 Value” app that is capable of locating
around 300 plastic waste bins around the island, providing ease of access to anybody looking to dispose their
plastic waste the right way.

About the Global Recycling Foundation

The Global Recycling Foundation supports the promotion of recycling, and the recycling industry, across the
world to showcase its vital role in preserving the future of the planet. It promotes Global Recycling Day as
well as other educational programmes, awareness projects and innovation initiatives which focus on the
sustainable and inclusive development of recycling.

About BPPL Holdings PLC
Founded in 1984, BPPL Holdings PLC through its wholly owned subsidiaries Eco Spindles (Pvt.) Ltd and Beira
Brush (Pvt.) Ltd. exports recycled polyester yarn, monofilaments and professional and household cleaning tools
to international markets in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand with a
considerable market share in each region. The group also produces household cleaning brushes retailed locally,
under the brand ‘Tip Top’ and available at Arpico, Cargills, Keells and other leading supermarkets.

Washed waste PET bottles being segregated
Polyester yarn created from recycled PET waste
Monofilaments made out of recycled PET waste

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