A highly sustainable solution to the rapidly growing problem of plastic waste.

Today, 90% of the plastic used in the world is either buried, burned, or discarded. Around 32% of plastic packaging leaks into the environment, leading to the alarming environmental phenomena known as "Plastic Oceans". Recycling Technologies is on a mission to develop the global plastic recycling capacity, including the plastics currently thought of as "unrecyclable".
 
Their modular machine, the RT7000, converts virtually all plastics into Plaxx, a valuable hydrocarbon from which more virgin quality plastic can be produced. The RT7000 offers a commercially attractive way to boost plastic recycling rates and meet sustainability commitments. This machine will recycle 7000t of plastic per year, it is to be mass produced and transported to waste centres around the world. The first assembly line which will build 200 machines each year is currently in construction.
 
Plans are also being developed to locate these machines alongside the rivers in developing countries which discharge the majority of plastic into the oceans. Operators of these riverside machines will be able to pay people to bring their plastic for recycling. This approach will cut the volume of plastic flowing into the oceans as well as helping to develop these communities.

FOUNDED
2011

AREAS OF IMPACT
Responsible Production Life Below Water Climate Action

HEADQUARTERS
United Kingdom

COMPANY SIZE
51–100

Adrian Griffiths

Adrian Griffiths (CEO at Recycling Technologies) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since September 2016 after participating in Unreasonable Impact UK 2016.

Unreasonable Impact UK 2016

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