How technology is helping to rid our oceans of plastic waste – Interview on France 24

Saving the world’s oceans Recycling End-of-Life Plastic into wax and oils France 24 featured an interview with Adrian Haworth, Sales and Marketing Director of Recycling Technologies, covering the problems of recycling plastic and what is being done by Recycling Technologies to help combat rising levels of plastic in the world’s oceans and excess amounts of End-of-Life Plastic in landfill and …

Recycled plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel?

A series of media photographs from Recycling Technologies, showing off the RT700, Plaxx and examples of End-of-life Plastic, have been featured on ship-technology.com. See the gallery and captions here: Ship-Technology: Recycling plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel?

‘Surely You Can’t Be Serious!’

Since getting involved with plastic waste as part of a project at the University of Warwick in 2010 I’ve opened a few crumpled plastic bags in search of answers and uncovered the grubby truth behind many recycling claims, frequently asking “Surely you can’t be serious?” – Adrian Griffiths for Huffington Post. Read the full article here: Huffington Post: Surely You …

Innovation in Recycling: Plaxx creates circular economy for plastic

Plastic tends to get a bad rap for various reasons, but Recycling Technologies MD Adrian Griffiths thinks we should give it some credit … According to research by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), just 14 percent of plastic packaging is collected for recycling, globally … To address the issue, Recycling Technologies came up with a recycling process that takes all …

Bloomberg: Turning Plastic to Oil. U.K. Startup Sees Money in Saving Oceans

At a garbage dump about 80 miles west of London, Adrian Griffiths is testing an invention he’s confident will save the world’s oceans from choking in plastic waste. And earn him millions. “We want to change the history of plastic in the world,” said Griffiths Read the full article here: Bloomberg: Turning Plastic to Oil. U.K. Startup Sees Money in …

Problem Plastics

How do we change the image of plastic as a problem material? Adrian Haworth, sales and marketing director at Recycling Technologies, seeks to explain… According to a report published last year by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey and the World Economic Forum, it is forecast that by 2050 there could be more plastic by weight in our oceans than fish. Currently, …

BBC Radio 5 Live, Sunday Breakfast Interview with Adrian Griffiths

Recycling Technologies was featured in an interview with BBC 5 Live’s Sunday Breakfast on the 12th of February, 2017. Adrian Grifiths spoke about the pilot plant, the RT700, that is currently in operation in Swindon, as well as the potential for mass production of the RT7000 to tackle the problem of End-of-Life Plastic at its source. Listen to a clip …

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard – but can technology turn the tide?

Plastic is notoriously difficult to recycle – and only 12 per cent of household waste is reprocessed. The rest is either burnt or goes to landfill. The new system aims to turn dumped plastic into a valuable commodity. “Eventually we hope to be able to mine landfill sites for plastic, and we’ve had a discussion with a dredging company, with …

Recycling Technologies turns problem plastic into fantastic fuel in depots

It needs a titan to turn back the tide of plastic rubbish engulfing the globe and now it has arrived says the British maker of a new machine that can swallow any sort then convert it into fuel. Revolutionary technology from the Swindon-based company … enables the capacity for continuous processing of large volumes, in what it describes as “the …

Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

What do six decades of a throwaway culture look like? Welcome to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a trash vortex between California and Hawaii thought to contain over 140,000 tonnes of floating plastic (the contents of around 12,000 rubbish trucks) washed into the sea from dumps, sewers and rivers. UK start-up Recycling Technologies is one of the newest members. …