Chemical & Mechanical Plastic Recycling

Charlie Bradley Ross Monday, 1 October 2018

Tackling one of the planet’s most pressing environmental problems – waste plastic.

Recycling Technologies has engineered a modular and scalable machine, the RT7000, to chemically convert plastic waste, which currently cannot 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, adding 10 million tonnes of recycling capacity.

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


In the video you'll learn:

  • Plastic problem? Or Plastic fantastic?
  • What are mechanical and chemical recycling?
  • What are pyrolysis and solvolysis?
  • Can Recycling Technologies clean up our oceans?

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