Chemical & Mechanical Plastic Recycling

Arthur op den Brouw Monday, 1 October 2018

Recycling Technologies has engineered a modular and scalable machine, the RT7000, to chemically convert plastic waste that cannot currently be recycled, into Plaxx®, a valuable hydrocarbon product. The company's mission is to build 1,300 machines in the next decade, to underpin their purpose of producing 7 million tonnes of Plaxx® by 2027. In doing so, they will create 10 million tonnes of recycling capacity.

This tutorial on chemical and mechanical plastic recycling is presented by Arthur op den Brouw, Brand & Design Consultant (Advisor to the Board) at Recycling Technologies (until 2019). Questions are also answered by Sales & Marketing Director Adrian (Rupert) Haworth. Rupert spent 30 years at GE, running GE Energy in Russia and the strategic marketing department in Europe. He represented GE before the Parliamentary Energy Select Committee hearing on Electricity Market Reforms and has spoken widely on energy matters across Europe.

Dive in to update your knowledge on mechanical and chemical recycling, and learn all about tackling one of the planet’s most pressing environmental problems - waste plastic - through a circular system.


In the video you'll learn:

  • Whether the textile industry has a plastic problem or should be embracing more synthetic materials
  • The differences between mechanical and chemical recycling processes
  • What pyrolysis and solvolysis mean and how you can apply this knowledge in your fashion business
  • Whether Recycling Technologies has the potential to clean up our oceans

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