First European plastic chemical recycling machine announced

Recycling Technologies and Brightlands Chemelot Campus have signed an agreement for a new plastic chemical recycling machine.

Recycling Technologies, the specialist plastic recycling technology provider, has developed a technology that can recycle plastic waste into a valuable feedstock for new plastic production.

The RT7000 is a scalable patented technology that recycles low-grade plastic waste into a feedstock, trademarked as Plaxx, for new plastic production.

It enables the creation of value from plastic waste, which is today difficult to recycle through current mechanical recycling methods and is therefore disposed of through landfilling, incineration or exported.

Brightlands Chemelot Campus, a research and technological growth hub, is located close to the main petrochemical hub in Europe from Antwerp and Rotterdam to the Rhine and Meuse accounting for 40% of Europe’s chemical industry, employing over 320,000 people.

The campus together with Chemelot industrial park forms one of the largest research and industrial sites in Europe

This agreement marks a significant step for Recycling Technologies, representing its first site outside of the UK to showcase, test and deploy its technology throughout Europe.

This news follows a joint statement in December 2019 announcing an initiative with Citeo, Total, Mars and Nestlé to develop chemical recycling of plastics in France.

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