Circular Economy

Recycling Technologies serves the plastics and waste industries by enhancing the recyclability of plastic, installing recycling capacity and reaching towards a 90% plastic recycling rate.

By bridging the gap between the waste sector and the petrochemical sector, the RT7000 technology can close the loop in the plastics value chain, moving away from traditional linear models (produce, use, discard), and into a circular model (produce, use, recycle and reproduce).

The majority of currently “un-recyclable” plastic waste is currently destined for incineration, export, or landfill. By diverting this waste to the RT7000 and returning it to its original oil state, plastic waste is valorised as a resource allowing us to:

  • Turn off the tap on plastic waste entering the environment
  • Offset CO2 emissions
  • Retain resources in the economy
  • Displace the use of virgin fossil fuel
  • Enhance mechanical recycling
  • Increase overall plastic recycling rates.

Only 10% is recycled
10%
Over a ⅓ leaks into the environment
The rest is landfilled or incinerated
Landfilled or Incinerated

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Environmental Footprint

The RT7000 makes the use of plastic sustainable, delivering significant environmental benefits both through the correct management of waste and the production of a sustainable product.

 

For every tonne of plastic processed by an RT7000 and diverted away from incineration, 1.8 tonnes of carbon equivalent can be saved

This saving equates to 11 wind turbines running for a year
(per RT7000 per year)

For every tonne of Plaxx® produced, 2.5 tonnes of carbon equivalent can be saved, by displacing fossil fuels

This could provide over 5,000 homes with electricity for a year
(per RT7000 per year)

For each RT7000 converting low density plastic into high density Plaxx®, a logistics saving of 840 trucks is realised

This is a 6 fold improvement in truck movements on a site

Recycling Technologies has an ambition to install an additional 10 million tonnes of plastic recycling capacity to the world by 2027. The global fleet of RT7000s could save a total of 17 million tonnes of carbon equivalent, equating to almost 16,000 wind turbines, or enough electricity for 6.7 million houses per year.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator