Revolutionary advanced recycling process ingredients for a sustainable circular plastic economy.
A new recycling plant under construction in England features technologies that can break down any kind of plastic polymer into its constituent elements for recycling. Owned by Mura Technology, the process is known as HydroPRS, and it’s particularly special due to its ability to break down plastics normally destined for landfills or incineration. It can even remove biological material like food scraps clinging to the plastic, an aspect that can sometimes prevent plastic from being recycled—instead being used to power the boilers fueling the recycling. What’s left are oils and chemicals ready to be re-sold to manufacturers to make into new products. This will be the world’s first commercial-scale plant using HydroPRS™ (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) and will enable the plant to tackle plastic that cannot currently be recycled and instead end up polluting the natural environment.
Source: Sir David Attenborough Backs New Tech That Can Recycle All Plastics (goodnewsnetwork.org)