Recycling Technologies, a UK-based company that has developed proprietary technology to recycle ‘unrecyclable’ plastic waste, has joined Chemical Recycling Europe.
Founded early 2019, Chemical Recycling Europe is the professional representative body of chemical recyclers in Europe. Founder and CEO Adrian Griffiths said, explaining the decision, that Recycling Technologies shares the vision of the association to ‘close the loop for the plastics industry by offering the technology to endlessly recycle all plastic waste back into its original components’.
“Collaboration is key to addressing the goals and the challenges of advancing the plastic circular economy and moving away from incineration, export and landfill, towards making waste plastic valuable,”he said.
Recycling Technologies has developed the RT7000, a modular, small-scale recycling unit designed as a bolt-on addition to existing waste treatment and recycling sites. It provides a scalable solution to recycle waste plastic anywhere in the world. The technology converts hard-to-recycle plastic such as films, bags, laminated plastics into an oil, called Plaxx, which can be used as a feedstock for new plastic production.
Calling Recycling Technologies a a ‘leader in the UK’ ChemRecEurope Secretary General, Mohammad Hayatifar, said he was ‘delighted’ that Recycling Technologies had joined the association.
“We are looking forward to working together with this new member to increase the circularity of plastic,” he commented.
Recycling Technologies is already looking beyond the UK to further promote the uptake of its technology. The company is currently working with Citeo, Mars and Nestlé to develop chemical recycling in France. It also recently announced plans to build its first European site in the Netherlands.