Recycling Technologies has featured as a case study in a report published by the NCUB titled “State of the Relationship.”
Recycling Technologies – a scalable solution to the problem of plastic waste
The consumption of plastic worldwide has created a global rubbish problem requiring an urgent solution. Today only 10% of plastic waste is recycled globally; the rest is landfilled, incinerated or, worse still, lost into the environment. This represents a huge loss to the economy and a disaster for our oceans. The World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation predict that unless action is taken, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050.
One of the companies joining the environmental crusade against plastic waste is Recycling Technologies Ltd, established in 2011 to develop an idea originating at the University of Warwick to convert mixed waste plastic into a chemical feedstock using pyrolysis. The idea started as a research project led by Professor Jan Baeyens, a Visiting Professor at Warwick, along with the School of Engineering, and an early test rig was designed and developed.
Read the rest of the report here (Recycling Technologies is featured on page 80).