Moving forward

Umincorp is constantly looking to challenge the status quo in the world of plastic recycling.

Challenging gets us one step closer to realizing our goal: Reaching mass circularity of polymers


April 2021

Plastic Recycling Amsterdam can increase sustainability ambitions thanks to financing from ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

The joint venture of Umincorp and Milieu Service Nederland, Plastic Recycling Amsterdam (PRA), is happy to announce it enters into a multi-year financing agreement with ABN AMRO N.V. Thanks to the multi-year financing agreement PRA can increase its sustainability ambitions. 

Click here to read the whole agreement. 

Umincorp contributes to 1000 solutions

Solar Impulse foundation has started a mission to select 1000 solutions that address environmental challenges while enabling economic growth. 
We are proud to announce that the foundation has reached its goal and our MDS technology is part of the portfolio along with #1000solutions. 
We support the efforts of Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation to accelerate the implementation of solutions that can bring profit to both the economy and environment. 
#beyond1000solutions #1000solutions #sustainability 


March 2021

Umincorp signs up to New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Umincorp is pleased to announce its commitment to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The New Plastics Economy has a vision of a circular economy for plastic: where plastic never becomes waste. It offers a root cause solution to plastic pollution with profound economic, environmental, and societal benefits.

Learn more about The New Plastics Economy:

80% CO2 reduction with the new plastic recycling process
Umincorp’s recycling process results in a 70-80% reduction of the environmental impact compared to the use of virgin plastics.
This is the conclusion of a recent Life-Cycle Analyses (LCA), comparing three solutions: virgin plastics, conventional recycling, and Umincorp’s process.

In the mentioned LCA, the environmental impacts of the Umincorp plastic recycling process have been assessed. A comparison has been drawn with three alternatives; conventional post-consumer plastic recycling processes and the use of virgin plastic polymers.
The recycling process of Umincorp results in an 80-85% reduction of the environmental impact in CO2- equivalent per ton recycled polymer compared to conventional recycling processes. Compared to the use of virgin plastics, Umincorp has a process with a 70-80% reduction.
Umincorp’s plastic recycling process can separate on a flake level thanks to their unique Magnetic Density Separation (MDS). This technology has an accurate separation of a mixed polymer flow. This results in a higher recovery of plastics and in a higher polymer purity of end-products. This reduces costs for plastic recycling.
This LCA shows the Umincorp plastic recycling process has the lowest environmental impact compared to any alternative.

February 2021

Packaging underestimated marketing tool
Recent insight research shows:
Packaging with a clear sustainable look and message is a win-win for the producer, environment, and customers.

  • 60 % would change the brand.

  • 75% is willing to pay more.

  • 80% found this interesting.

Umincorp produces recycled plastics from packaging that is so pure, that they can become packaging again.
We produce r-PP, r-HDPE,and r-PET at our facility Plastic Recycling Amsterdam.

More info about the research or our products? Please let us know!

Press release,

February 3, 2021

Industrial services provider Bilfinger and recycling tech company Umincorp have signed a letter of intent for a long-term EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) partnership. 

January 2021

In the episode: "Green deal: wens of werkelijkheid?" Jelle Sernee, together with other entrepreneurs, talked to Frans Timmermans about his plan to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2025. The plastics problem is discussed and how Umincorp plays a role in this, but also how legislation plays an important role.

Umincorp will be highlighted from 22:18.

Watch the episode of the Publieke Tribune here:

December 2019

We are officially approved as one of the #1000Solutions of Solar Impulse.

" We need to embrace clean technologies and efficient solutions, because they are much more than ‘ecological’ , they are ‘logical’. They create jobs and generate profit, while also reducing CO2 emissions and preserving natural resources. Even if climate change didn’t exist, they would make sense. Clean growth is much better than the dirty status quo we have today."

November 2019

Design for Recycled Content Guide
All parties involved in the plastic packaging value chain are lacking fundamental and accurate knowledge about design for recycling.

In the design fase 80% of all life cycle costs are determined!

To improve your knowledge, please go to:

October 2019

Very succesful day for family and friends. More than 150 kids and 250 adults came to see our plastic recycling plant in Amsterdam.

October 2019

KIJK magazine, edition October 2019 focusses on 'The circle of garbage'. They highlight five Dutch innovative recyclingcompanies, Umincorp is one of them.

KIJK magazine editie Oktober 2019

Juni 2019

De haven van Amsterdam heeft een film gelanceerd over de plastic hub die er aan het ontstaan is. Verschillende innovatieve en circulaire bedrijven in de haven passen de nieuwste technieken toe waarmee steeds meer typen plastic gerecycled kunnen worden. Benieuwd hoe dat gaat? Bekijk de film over de plastic hub. De oplossing van Umincorp wordt vanaf minuut 4:38 uitgebreid belicht.
#plastichub #circulaireconomy #plasticwhale #AEBAmsterdam #Plasticrecyclingamsterdam #IntegratedGreenEnergieSolutions

Mei 2019

Zoektocht van Ikea naar schone gerecyclede producten

December 2018

Umincorp was mentioned in several newspapers about our Plastic Recycling Amsterdam plant (PRA) and our developments as a company with the investment of Ingka Group. Please have a look at below links to the websites of these news items. 

Parool - Scheidingsfabriek voor plastic afval in de haven
Afvalonline - Fabriek in Amsterdam gaat 17 kton plastic afval scheiden
Afvalonline - Ingka Group investeert in MDS-Sorteer technologie van Umincorp
Plastic Whale - New partner of Plastic Whale is Umincorp
Port of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Port Plastic Hub breidt zich verder uit met komst nieuwe fabriek
Duurzaam Bedrijfsleven - Capaciteit voor plastic recycling Amsterdam omhoog door magnetische scheiding
Eppm Magazine - Ingka Group invests in Umincorp allowing next step in sorting solutions
Plastic Recycling Update - Retail giant invests in recycling technology providers
Recycling Magazine - Umincorp, a Dutch sorting technology provider just announced an investment by Ingka Group. 
TU Delft - Umincorp opens market for lower cost plastics recycling
Recycling International - Coming to Amsterdam: high-tech plastics recycling hub

December 2018

We are very keen to announce today an investment by Ingka Group in Umincorp. The investment enables Umincorp to take the next step in making the Magnetic Density Separation sorting solution for post-consumer mixed plastics available to a wider market. We continue working on new complementary sorting technologies. See press release in EN or NL.

November 2018

Chairman Pieter Zevenbergen from Afvalfonds, the Dutch Organisation who is repsonsible for the plastic chain in the Netherlands, mentioned in an article: "I have high expectation from Magnetic Density Separation and that this technology can separate our plastic mix up to higher purities" 

November 2018

Dutch Television broadcaster NTR made a Focus documentary to see where our Dutch household plastic waste ends up in the plastic chain and why the Netherlands has still a low recycling percentage. NTR visited Umincorp as we are able to tackle this challenge with our unique Magnetic Density Separation (MDS) Technology. Our MDS technology creates value by recycling mixed plastic streams directly into separated polymer groups with a purity up to 100% in one process step doing 1.5t/hr. The Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic output of our process can be directly used in end products.

February 2018

On 26th of February, Umincorp has become a launching patner of Plastic Whale Circular Furniture. Together with The Plastic Whale ( we have started the development of furniture based on post consumer plastics.

On 21-22 February, the first 3D printed public bench made from Umincorp circular HDPE flakes has been presented by The New Raw ( on the FRAME LAB Exhibition in Amsterdam. As a result from the high HDPE puriy of 99-100%, the flakes were directly fed in the printing robot with a great result! The XXX bench from The New Raw is also presented at the Material Xperience in Ahoy Rotterdam at 13-15 March 2018.

January 2018

The Blue Deal news item of 31st of January 2018.
To view and read background: follow this link
'Plastic: ramp of zegen?'
Nu de Europese Commissie als doel heeft gesteld om in 2030 al het plastic verpakkingsmateriaal te recyclen is er werk aan de winkel. Bijna de helft (40 %) van alle geproduceerde plastic wordt gebruikt in de verpakkingsindustrie. [..] 

January 2018

NOS news item Monday 15th of January 2018.
To view and read background: follow this link
'Is het nu echt nodig om 250 verschillende soorten plastic te gebruiken?'

January 2018

Nationaal Groenfonds
'Innovaties Urban Mining geven boost aan circular economy.' 
To read article of 15th of January 2018: follow this link
'Innovaties Urban Mining geven boost aan circulaire economie'

Urban Mining Corp gebruikt een innovatieve techniek om hoogwaardige grondstoffen uit plastic afval te produceren. Een demo-installatie, waarin magnetische vloeistof verschillende soorten plastic scheidt, draait inmiddels volledig. Er wordt ook hard gewerkt aan een vervolgtechnologie: het op kleur scheiden van plastics.
15-01-2018 15:35 | DOOR: JOYCE DE THOUARS