The “plastic problem” is spiralling out of control. 8700 million metric tonnes now choke our landscape causing unprecedented damage to our planet’s ecosystem. With recent changes to international policy and the coronavirus pandemic, plastic recycling is becoming a vital operation for every nation in the world

operation of a plastic recycling plant

Plastics are molecularly stable and as such require energy to break them back down to a molecular level. To create a successful method, it is imperative that measures are taken to ensure the solution does not cause more ecological damage than good. Many international projects are being undertaken to develop and simplify the chemical recycling process.

At Rotajet we are proud to be involved in creating a greener, more efficient world. Not only have we spent our time developing more efficient mechanical recycling technologies, but we are also involved in forging new technologies as part of the ISOprep project.

ISOPREP Project, which involves a collaborative consortium of TWI, London South Bank University, Floteks Automotive, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Sabanci University of Turkey, Rotajet Systems Ltd., Bioniqs Limited, Axion Group, Graz University of Technology, and CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. The project is working to develop an innovative alternative to disposing of polypropylene products into the landfill by creating a method to chemically recycle this material.

You can find out more about the ISOprep project and other news on chemical recycling on the link below.