Circularity PET/Polyester evolution or revolution?

Maurizio Crippa

by Maurizio Crippa, gr3n SA (video interview)

The presentation is focused on microwave assisted chemical recycling process able to up-cycle the PET/polyester. The chemical recycling is not presented as one of the recycling methods but as a complementary technology to the mechanical recycling. The beneficial effect of this synergy is the potential terrific increase of the recycling rate because the chemical recycling is able to deal with contaminated and complicated packaging and garments.

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Chemical Recycling for the Circular Economy: Transforming Plastic Waste into Virgin-Quality Plastics

Carlos Monreal

by Carlos Monreal, CEO, Plastic Energy

We will discuss how Plastic Energy’s patented chemical recycling technology transforms end-of-life plastic waste into new virgin-quality plastics and also outline the opportunities for value-chain collaborations, and how these can contribute to a more circular economy for plastics, and a reduction in plastic waste.

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Designing plastics packaging for chemical recycling

Christine Leveque

by Christine Leveque, Director Business Innovation, Suez

There is a a widespread belief that Chemical Recycling processes allow to recycle the mechanically unrecyclable mixed polymer packaging. However thermo-chemical processes like Pyrolysis also need quality feedstock to produce quality oil !

The presentation will explain why it is essential for the circularity of plastics to continue the industry efforts in redesigning multi-polymers into mono-polymer packaging.

program: https://plasticwaste2plasticconference.com/conference/

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Operationalisation of new plastic value chains for a circular economy

Karl Vrancken

by Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO / Professor, University of Antwerp

Europe is at a crossroads for the way it manages plastic, plastic waste, and plastic waste trade. Plastic and plastic waste is traded worldwide. Exports from the EU to Asia have been a means to deal with insufficient recycling capacities in the EU. Waste import restrictions in China and Hong Kong have triggered a shift of exports to other countries.

Since some types of plastic waste have been added to the UN Basel Convention, the option of exporting plastic waste is becoming increasingly difficult, requiring to build a more robust and circular economy for plastic in Europe.

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Opportunities for Thermochemical recycling of plastic waste

gerard van der laan

by Gerard van der Laan, Program Manager Circular Plastics, TNO

The presentation of TNO/Brightsite will provide an holistic view of the future plastics. In detail, we will show the current status of thermochemical recycling technologies for plastic waste and new recycling routes like MIlena Thermal Cracking for plastic and mixed waste streams.

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Creating feedstocks from plastic waste for a sustainable circular economy future

Adrian Griffiths

by Adrian Griffiths, Recycling Technologies Ltd

Adrian will discuss the potential for future plastics production to be made from recycled polymers and the effect this could bring to the industry and circular economy overall.

program: https://plasticwaste2plasticconference.com/conference/

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Challenges and opportunities in molecular recycling of reversible polymers

Josse Kunst

by Josse Kunst, Kiduara BV

Is Molecular Recycling Economy’s Hottest Ticket or Toxic Tech Disguised as the Solution? Let’s look specifically at the molecular recycling of reversible polymers such as polyester, polyamide 6 and polylactic acid

program: https://plasticwaste2plasticconference.com/conference/

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