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. …

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 …