About bariq

Bariq Egypt, a subsidiary of INTRO Resource Recovery Holding, is the first PET Bottle to Bottle Manfacturer in the Middle East and Africa.

About INTRO Sustainable Resources

INTRO Group is a private Egyptian conglomerate that has proven its success within the region. It is comprised of a diverse group of companies in various fields which include but are not limited to, trading & commercial representation, oil and gas leading the field in Egypt and the second worldwide, pharmaceutical and engineering. INTRO Group solid foundation started with the establishment of INTRO Trading & Contracting in 1980, which mainly aimed to serve and aid the Egyptian economy through investments, partnerships, and alliances, INTRO group vision is to Substantial local presence and consistent growth, leading to competitive operation with other global market leaders.


Founded in 2011, Bariq is the first food-grade rPET producer in Egypt and the biggest in the MENA region. The company started production of food-grade rPET with an AMUT and Starlinger PET recycling lines in 2012 and holds a positive EFSA opinion and a FDA Letter of Non-Objection (LNO). Health Canada approval, REACH & GRS compliant PET pellets. Bariq’s facility is compliant with BRC and SEDEX directions achieving the best standards in good manufacturing practices with highest social working conditions.


Exporting 100% to global players in the packaging sector for bottle and food container producers throughout Europe and North America. Bariq is recycling 1.6 Billion PET bottles per year on the foundation of two sustainability pillars of being economically justified and environmentally sound. Over the past years, Bariq has recycled approximately 15 billion PET bottles into food and non-food grade pellets, which contributed to saving more than 260,000 tons of CO2 and helping countless marine life avoid non-degradable plastic issues. In late 2021 Bariq was acquired by INTRO Resource Recovery, a member of INTRO

Group, to strengthen its waste management portfolio. In February 2022 Bariq announced in a high-level event their sustainability strategy and plans to be the biggest recycler in the region by adding a washing and upgrading line to its portfolio. The new recycling system, a recoSTAR PET 215 HC iV+ including a viscoSTAR 350 SSP reactor, reaches an output of 2700 kg/h and will enable Bariq to increase its total production capacity to 35,000 metric tonnes of food-grade rPET pellets per year. The viscoSTAR 350 SSP reactor – the biggest size of the latest reactor generation – provides extended processing capacity and residence time while it keeps the footprint of the new recycling line compact like the first Starlinger PET recycling line Bariq installed in 2012.


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