Turning the Tide on Waste Plastic

The predictions for plastic waste are bleak. According to ‘The New Plastics Economy’ published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans. Ravish Jain, Commercial Operations Manager, Recycling Technologies, attended the Unreasonable Impact World Forum to outline a solution to the global challenge of plastic …

Plastic Footprints In The Thames

Highlighting our human influence on the world’s rivers, oceans and waterways is central to Maria Arceo’s art and fascination with oceanography. Her work is thought provoking and informed by extensive research and collaboration with scientists and environmentalists. Now, commissioned by Totally Thames, a new installation by Maria has just opened at Trinity Buoy Wharf’s art centre and is touring to draw …

Plastic Back To Oil

“RT7000. This is the name of the machine invented by the British company Recycling Technologies. The machine uses a chemical recycling process to turn petroleum based plastics into an oil called Plaxx. RT7000 is able to process and recycle 7,000 tonnes of plastic waste a year.” Recycling Technologies was featured on a blog about the possibilities of living circular. Read the …

Plastic’s future in the spotlight at Warsaw conference

“The year 2017 has brought rapid changes to the plastic recycling sector, causing it the be the topic of discussion at a session at the 2017 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe. In a session called Plastic’s Bright Future (and Dark Cloud) on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 8, four different speakers offer their perspectives on plastic’s continued growth as a …

‘The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It’

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”. This quote from Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, gives a nod to the problematic issue of predicting the future. Some things in life are easy to agree about, others just seem to gender ire whenever discussed: Energy from Waste and its future appears to be one …

Who Is Blaming Whom?

In my last blog, I shared my surprise at finding out that less than 10% of the wonder material, plastic, is recycled each year. I lined up alongside many others to contemplate with alarm the possibility that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050! I’m keen to discuss what can be done to make sure this dire prediction …

Women in Tech: Alice Collins

Project Engineer at Recycling Technologies, Alice Collins, discusses her career as a woman in the tech industry Read the full article here.

Plastic surgery

Chemists have a key role to play in pushing back the tide of plastic waste The picture above this article is jaw-dropping: a sandy beach stretching around an uninhabited smidge of land in the Pacific Ocean called Henderson Island. It should have been beautiful – but the remote shoreline of this World Heritage Site was littered with every conceivable type …

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?