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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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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Since this conference is part of the Sustainable Materials series, speakers of this conference are being interviewed on JakajimaTV, the online TV channel of Jakajima on Youtube.
Maurizio Crippa is CEO of Gr3n and will be speaking at the chemical recycling session during the conference.
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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.
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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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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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by Hagen Hanel, Head of Plastics Recycling Innovation Center, APK AG
- introduction APK (Scale, Location, Staff)
- Newcycling Technology and comparison to Recycling
- target audience
- our closest loop as unique selling point
- status quo and proof of principle
- APK’s offer
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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.
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by Prof. Dr. Gernot K Brueck, CEO of Plasma Power BV and Plasma Power Holding BV
Long molecules chains of PE and PP can be cut down to usable chemicals like olefins, naphtha and paraffin. This cracking procedure needs defined temperatures which only can be realized with contact-heat. Such a system was realized and finds worldwide interest.
Continue reading “The two ways to make use out of plastic-waste”
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
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