Environment


Ending plastic waste

By bridging the waste sector and the petrochemical industry, we are enabling the creation of a circular economy where plastic can be continuously recycled.

Our vision for a circular economy for plastics

The circular economy concept seeks to eliminate the linear ‘take-make-waste’ model and transform it into a system where materials can be reused infinitely.

Our process can change the story of plastic by turning waste into a valuable feedstock for new plastic production, bridging the gap between the waste and petrochemical sectors to close the plastics value chain loop.

The widespread adoption of our technology could help to stop plastic waste from entering the environment. In doing so we will help to mitigate climate change, retain valuable resources within the economy, and displace the use of unrenewable fossil resources whilst enhancing the existing recycling systems.

Diagram showing how Recycling Technologies can help in the flow of plastics from consumer to waste centres and back to polymer producers

Supporting government targets

We work with stakeholders across the value chain to help them meet government recycling and landfill reduction targets and resource efficiency aims.

We collaborate with leading brands and retailers, many of which are signatories of the UK Plastic Pact, to help them achieve a more circular supply chain for plastics with the goal of achieving 70% genuine plastics recycling and an average of 30% recycled content in packaging by 2025.

Combating climate change

The circular economy has the power to shrink global greenhouse gas emissions by 39% and cut virgin resource use by 28%.

‘...we have designed a work programme of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in collaboration with academics and other industry professionals.’

A circle in the sand

Monitoring our footprint

We recognise that in the process of making plastic a more sustainable material, we will have our own impact on the environment. To manage this, we have designed a work programme of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in collaboration with academics and other industry professionals.

With this programme we hope to provide meaningful research on feedstock recycling as well as its place within the whole plastics recycling system. We will also use the findings to inform future design iterations of our technology, using hotspot analysis to identify focal points for improving our environmental performance and decarbonising the technology.