Recycling Technologies wins place at UK’s largest innovation show

Recycling Technologies has been shortlisted for the CIWM’s Open Sky Award for Demonstrating Project Innovation

SWINDON, 11 OCTOBER 2016 – Swindon-based Recycling Technologies has been selected to exhibit at a leading UK innovation exhibition showcasing the most cutting edge innovations from businesses from across the country.

Recycling Technologies is one of 100 companies nationwide to be selected to showcase its innovations to over 2,500 attendees at Innovate 2016 on November 2nd and 3rd in Manchester. Innovate 2016 is the UK’s largest innovation show.

Recycling Technologies was selected for its focus on its highly scalable solution of converting residual plastic waste into valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon called Plaxx™ to address the global problem of plastic waste.

Recycling Technologies provides a machine and a service to recycle unsorted plastic waste. Its flagship machine, the RT7000, utilises an advanced Fluidised Bed Reactor, the WarwickFBR™. This system converts unsorted Residual Plastic Waste – that is currently disposed of in landfill or incinerators – into a valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon called Plaxx™. The system offers the lowest cost environmentally responsible solution for Residual Plastic Waste.

Adrian Griffiths, CEO at Recycling Technologies said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as a leading innovator and to be attending the Innovate 2016 event. We have worked hard to develop the technology to the point where it can be used to make a huge difference in helping to resolve the world’s plastic waste problem, which is significant. A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation forecast that by 2025, there will be one tonne of plastic in the world’s oceans for every three tonnes of fish, and by 2050, plastic will exceed the fish by weight. Our technology is therefore vital.”

Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “Innovate 2016 will be an excellent opportunity for Recycling Technologies to showcase its cutting edge innovation to a national and international audience. I congratulate Recycling Technologies on its success in winning a place and look forward to its involvement in our annual flagship show of innovation excellence across the UK.”

Innovate 2016 is the UK’s largest multi-sector innovation event and is organised by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade. It is set up to create opportunities for export and investment for the UK’s most innovative companies.

For more information and ticket information please visit the Innovate 2016 website.

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About Recycling Technologies
Recycling Technologies has created one of the most significant developments in the world of turning waste to energy, by creating a highly commercial distributed solution for a multi-billion pound global problem. Recycling Technologies has been formed to commercialise the development of the plastic recycling technique established originally by the University of Warwick. Some of the UK’s leading experts on Plastics, Waste Management and Engineering Processes make up the Recycling Technologies team that provides direction and delivery for the business. The company provides innovative solutions to help customers achieve financial gains through turning residual plastic waste into a valuable resource. Its flagship machine, the RT7000, converts unsorted residual plastic waste – that is currently disposed of in landfill or incinerators – into a valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon known as Plaxx®. For further information, please visit www.recyclingtechnologies.co.uk

Media contacts
Paula Elliott
Recycling Technologies Media Office
Tel: + 44 (0) 1189 497736
Email: paula@c8consulting.co.uk

Imtiaz Mufti
Recycling Technologies Media Office
Tel: + 44 (0) 1189 497751
Email: imtiaz@c8consulting.co.uk