Recycling Technologies set to build second plastic chemical recycling plant

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The Brightlands Chemelot Campus where Recycling Technologies intends to build a new plastic chemical recycling plant

A second plastic chemical recycling plant has been announced by UK firm Recycling Technologies.

An agreement has been signed between the company and Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the Netherlands that is located close to 40% of Europe’s chemical industry in Sittard-Geleen for the company’s next facility.

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Its first plant is a commercial scale facility in Perth, Scotland.

Recycling Technologies will use its RT7000 chemical recycling machine that recycles low-grade plastic waste into a feedstock called Plaxx that can be used for new plastic production.

The development follows the announcement in December 2019 of a joint initiative between Citeo, Total, Mars and Nestlé to develop chemical recycling in France.

Recycling Technologies sales and marketing director Elena Parisi said: “The strategic location of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, at the heart of the petrochemical industry, our shared values of innovation, excellence and sustainability, and the mutual commitment to deliver a circular economy for plastics have been key factors driving our decision to begin our internationalisation from the Netherlands.

“The Campus has already attracted a number of companies with smart and commercial technologies to address major ecological challenges making it another ideal partner for us to advance the development and deployment of our technology in Europe.”

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