Itero Technologies has become the newest member of Chemical Recycling Europe, or ChemRecEurope, as it is more commonly known. As the name implies, the association, established in 2019, represents the European chemical recycling industry and supports the development of the infrastructure and policy required for the chemical recycling industry, while encouraging high standards of accountability and sustainability. Its members have joined together in a ‘pre-competitive collaboration’, to promote the scaling up of chemical recycling processes and technologies.
Itero is a chemical recycling technology provider using a proprietary pyrolysis process to convert plastic otherwise destined for landfill or incineration into valuable resources that can be turned into new plastics, closing the loop for hard-to-recycle plastics.
The company currently operates a pilot-scale R&D plant near Heathrow, in the UK, where it is conducting feasibility testing of feedstock and offtake, as well as process parameter tuning and product quality optimisation. Its first at-scale demonstration plant is under development at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
“Collaboration is essential to tackle sustainability challenges at the scale of the plastics crisis with the urgency required,” said Dr Abi Mountain, Head of Product and Partnerships at Itero.
“We are thrilled to join our peers and cooperate to accelerate plastic recycling across Europe. The dedication and expertise of members of Chemical Recycling Europe is incredibly encouraging for a circular future for plastics.”
After a unanimous vote by ChemRecEurope, Itero is joining all working groups, where they will contribute to collaborative efforts in policy, sustainability credentials through Life-Cycle-Assessment, and communications.