MJ Plastics, a privately-owned Danish company that invests in rigid packaging companies active in the plastics recycling sector, has acquired family-owned and run Emballage Vaskeriet ApS, based in Vamdrup, Jutland. Emballage Vaskeriet reconditions and markets IBCs, drums and jerrycans for the chemical industry. After its founder died in 2015, the business was continued by his widow, Heidi Rosenkrantz, who took over as CEO. Under the new ownership, Søren Petersen will continue as operations manager at Emballage Vaskeriet. The acquisition, said Martin Schack Staffeldt, director of MJ Plastics, is to invest and develop the company, to enable customers to meet the new EU packaging directive on extended producer responsibility which goes into force in 2025, and ‘make a difference’. This will involve investments in machines and equipment throughout 2020, co-director Jacob Kunøe added. Currently, Emballage Vaskeriet offers cleaning and disposal services and sells used and new packaging. In co-operation with some of the large European producers of rigid industrial plastic packaging, the company now also plans to offer its customers collection of empty packaging, for either reuse or recycling.