Completing circularity in plastics by recycling end of life plastic waste into virgin grade commodities

by Jeroen Kelder, Managing Partner, Infinity Recycling, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Jeroen Kelder is a finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in M&A, corporate finance and operations. He started his career at ING and spent 18 years at GE Capital where he was responsible for debt & equity investments in European mid-market companies and European energy & sustainability projects. Over the past years, Jeroen has developed a deep understanding of how the circular economy drives value to investors and he brings a wealth of experience in structuring complex transactions designed to achieve tangible impact. Jeroen holds a Msc Economics from Groningen University and an MBA from London Business School.

Infinity Recycling is an investment company that has been set up to create markets for end of life waste streams. It does this by investing in technologies that convert end of life plastic waste into feedstock for the petrochemical and refining industry and connecting these technologies with other parts of the value chain.

The Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference (November 9, 12:00-16:15 hours, CET), will cover various topics related to turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. Speakers from Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Unilever, SUEZ, Plastic Energy Ltd., SABIC, Infinity Recycling, Recycling Technologies Ltd, APK AG, TNO, Ioniqa Technologies, Black Bear Carbon, VITO, Plasma Power Group, gr3n , Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Kiduara will be there to present. Among the topics we mention: Upcycling End-of-life tires | New plastic value chains | Creating feedstocks from plastic waste | Circularity PET/Polyester evolution or revolution?

This ONLINE conference is all about turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. This requires that current recycling value chains change to a new sustainable ecosystem. As a result the creation of innovative new ecosystems will be a challenge with so many new and existing stakeholders.

The new ecosystems contain the following steps in the materials cycle:

  • End of life Plastic Waste Stream Collection
  • Cleaning, Sorting and Separation
  • Recycling
    • Chemical recycling
    • Thermal and Thermochemical recycling / Pyrolysis
  • Processing of recycled materials (plastics and chemicals)
  • Production of recycled plastic materials
  • Reuse of the newly created plastics in applications
  • End of life plastic waste stream collection

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