Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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 …

Recycling plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel?

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A new research project in the UK is testing whether residual waste plastic could be turned into an alternative fuel to power ship engines. If successful, the new fuel could prove a cleaner and cheaper substitute for heavy fuel oil, a highly toxic substance currently dominating the marine fuel market…