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Renewi acquires Rotie organics business

01 May 2019

The Rotie depackaging line in Amsterdam

Leading international waste-to-product company, Renewi plc (LSE:RWI) has today acquired Rotie Organics, a business that collects, sources, de-packages and pre-treats out of date food waste.

The deal has been completed for a nominal sum. It includes the transfer of 45 people, over 20 trucks, customer contracts and a de-packaging facility. The de-packaging facility is conveniently located opposite Renewi’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Amsterdam.

The acquisition will enhance Renewi's leading position in the Dutch organics market, strengthening the existing capability to convert out of date food into valuable products and energy. It creates a platform for ongoing growth in this growing market segment and fits well with Renewi’s waste-to-product vision and circular business model.

Orgaworld, part of Renewi’s Organics business, makes products such as green electricity and compost out of the food waste. It has five facilities in the Netherlands, primarily based on composting, anaerobic digestion and waste water treatment technology. In the Amsterdam area alone, Orgaworld produces enough green energy to power approximately 15,000 homes.

Otto de Bont, CEO of Renewi, said:
“This acquisition is an exciting development for us. It enhances our leading position in the Dutch organics market, strengthens the Renewi brand and creates a platform for future growth. It is also in line with our strategy to manage our portfolio of assets by deploying capital into segments where we can deliver attractive returns and growth. The organics sector is growing, and we are well placed to capture the benefits.”

For further information:

Helen Kemp Renewi plc

Head of Communications
+ 44 190 865 07 34



About Renewi

Renewi is a leading waste to product company that gives new life to used materials every day. We have more than 8,000 employees working at 200 sites across Europe and North America. Our extensive operational network means we are always close to our customers.

For Renewi, waste is a state of mind, and an opportunity. Our many years of knowledge and experience, combined with a broad range of services, allow us to offer sustainable, practical recycling solutions. We use innovation and the latest technology to turn waste into useful materials such as paper, metal, plastic, glass, wood, building materials, compost and energy.

In other words, we turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s raw materials.

The result of our work is less waste and contamination, a smarter use of scarce raw materials, and a reduction in carbon emissions. This means that we are contributing towards a cleaner, circular world in which we “waste no more”.

Renewi was created in 2017, following the merger of Shanks Group plc with Van Gansewinkel Groep BV, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Visit our website for more information: www.renewi.com. Images are available at www.renewi.com/imagelibrary.