As there is a serious need to increase plastic recycling capacity in the UK to reduce the flow of plastics into landfills, Recycling Technologies in collaboration with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Public Power Solutions is doing a feasibility study to develop an advanced recycling facility in Swindon that can recycle virtually all sorts of plastics.
Recycling Technologies has a plastics recycling machine, the RT7000 that converts plastic waste back into oil, called Plaxx®, from which new plastics can be made. The company is already running a pilot plant, the Beta Plant, in Swindon that is processing mixed plastic waste and produces Plaxx®. The machine can recycle plastics such as plastic films and laminated plastics such as food pouches and crisp packets - that are usually considered unrecyclable. The first RT7000 in the UK is planned to be built in Scotland in 2019.
Swindon Borough Council as well as waste management specialist Public Power Solutions are keen to make Swindon the first site for Recycling Technologies’ RT7000 feedstock recycling machine in England and the second-only in the UK.
SBC has adopted a 10 Year Waste Strategy with Swindon residents to encourage plastics recycling.
Find out more about plastics recycling at CMT’s RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy in Madrid on 07-08 May, 2019.