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. …

In support of the New Plastics Economy: endorsements by over 40 industry leaders for action plan

Over 40 industry leaders, including Core Partners of the New Plastics Economy initiative Amcor, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, MARS, Novamont, Unilever, and Veolia, have endorsed the global action plan on plastic packaging presented in the Foundation’s latest report The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action. Read the endorsements, including from Recycling Technologies, here.

Recycling Technologies Featured in Overview by co-founder of SyndicateRoom, Tom Britton

“Business crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is steadily building a reputation as a go-to destination for wise investors. It’s also proving a good source of alternative investment for tech ventures on a mission. Co-founder and chief technology officer Tom Britton highlights some real success stories.” “Recycling Technologies’ second SyndicateRoom round overfunded to £1.5m – 216% of its target – in November.” Read …

Recycling Technologies celebrates Plaxx production

Recycling Technologies has successfully produced Plaxx™ from its commercial scale pilot plant. A chemical recycling technology that can propel plastic into the Circular Economy, offering a way to boost the recycling of plastic from 10% to 90% across the world. “This is not only great news for RT but also for the global environment. We are very keen to now …

New Video For Recycling Technologies

At the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey recently published a report, “The New Plastic Economy,” which found that: Globally, only 10% of the plastic produced is recycled; the 311 million tonnes produced in 2014 is set to double over the next 20 years; and by 2025, there will be 1 tonne of plastic in the world’s …

Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterise plastic waste derived clean fuel

Recycling Technologies’ highly innovative PlaxxTM fuel is created from residual mixed plastic waste that is not amenable to direct recycling and would otherwise go to landfill. The company is working with Ricardo to characterise the use of this recycled, low sulphur fuel as a substitute for fossil based heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel in applications such as power generation …