Recycling Technologies provides innovative solutions to help customers achieve zero waste targets, turning Mixed Plastic Waste into a valuable resource.
Using our advanced Fluidised Bed Reactor, the WarwickFBR™, Mixed Plastic Waste can be transformed on site to provide fuel for localised on-demand CHP (Combined Heat & Power). The WarwickFBR™ is set to offer an excellent ROI when installed at sites with more than 7,000 tons per annum of Mixed Plastic Waste.
Recycling Technologies produces equipment that enables Mixed Plastic Waste [MPW], destined for land fill, to be converted into electricity and heat.
Our equipment can supply electricity on demand to assist in closing the gap between other renewable sources and electricity demand.
In the European Union alone, more than 47 million tons of waste plastic is produced each year.
Of this, around 13% is recycled. A further 18% is burned to access its potential energy.
The remainder contributes to the ever expanding problem of landfill.
Additionally, there is carbon cost of transportation. Vast quantities of mixed plastics are "exported" for lack of localised facilities.
Did You Know?
Oceans of plastic
A huge amount of plastic waste is piling up in our oceans. Because of the circular currents, these plastics will never reach land. The biggest concentration of plastic waste is in the Pacific Ocean. Some argue that the only way forward here is to see this not as waste, but as a resource, either for making floating islands or as fuel. Full Article
A 'Want Not, Then Waste' policy
In the UK alone, 2.4 million tons of plastic is landfilled each year. Since plastic is a hydrocarbon, just like coal, it can be used to generate electricity.
Is Zero Waste Possible?
Some still reasonably doubt that a truly carbon neutral economy is plausible. But in some sectors, good progress is already being made towards a zero waste to landfill target. For example, decorating merchants chain Dulux Decorator Centres has achieved zero waste to landfill at its 192 UK stores, 18 months ahead of schedule. Full Article
China doesn't want our plastic
China recently announced tougher regulations on plastics recycling facilities that could decrease the demand for mixed plastics from abroad. We can’t recycle our way out of our plastic consumption – we need to find better ways to reduce and reuse.
We are expanding and are looking for engineers with a CHP, Petrochemical background that are passionate about making a difference. If you are interested please get in touch.
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