Just 10 percent of plastic that is produced globally is recycled, the rest ends up in landfills, is incinerated or is lost in the environment, including our oceans. With demand for plastics growing exponentially, there is a pressing need to rapidly increase plastic recycling capability, according to Recycling Technologies.
Swindon, England-based Recycling Technologies has developed and patented a plastics recycling machine called the RT7000 that can convert end-of-life plastics back into oil from which new plastics can be made, the company notes in a news release. Because of the chemical nature of the recycling process, the RT7000 is able to recycle plastics currently considered unrecyclable, such as plastic film, laminated food pouches and black plastics, the company says.
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