Plastic is one of the world’s favourite packaging materials – it’s cheap, practical and hard wearing. But its durability is part of the problem. Plastic pollution is now a huge issue and consumers are increasingly demanding greener alternatives. So how are companies responding to the pressure?
British firm Recycling Technologies has built a machine that converts all flexible plastics into crude oil.
The RT7000 shreds and dries waste items including toothpaste tubes, crisp packets and confectionary wrappers, then subjects the plastic to extreme heat in a chamber with no oxygen.
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