Advancing plastics recycling in AustraliaPosted on February 22, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Recycling, Plastic Waste News
Plastics manufacturer Qenos and recycling company Cleanaway have agreed to develop a feasibility study of plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling. The organisations will be looking into how to create a circular economy by recycling up to 100,000 tons per year of soft and mixed plastics waste into recycled polyethylene plastic for use in new, food-grade plastic packaging.
It is a start. How long will this trial take and then how long to decide to scale it up or not. Years. If Aust uses 3MT per annum then 0.1 MT is 3% of Australia’s plastic waste problem. With no government intervention, it leaves a long way to go.