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Plastic Energy - Recycling plastics that no-one else can

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
London

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
No
Submitted by: 
Technopolis Group
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Complementing traditional mechanical recycling efforts, Plastic Energy has developed a patented Thermal Anaerobic Conversion (TAC) technology to convert end-of-life plastic waste into a new feedstock, called TACOIL, which can be used in the manufacturing of virgin-quality plastics suitable for food-grade packaging. The company can process mixed, contaminated and multi-layered plastics, such as flexibles, which typically cannot be mechanically recycled. This includes high and low-density polyethylene, as well as polypropylene and polystyrene.

Main results: 

For every tonne of end-of-life plastic waste processed, 850 litres of TACOIL are produced.