Qenos takes Australia a step closer to circular plastics

Posted on March 3, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

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Plastic Energy UK, which specialises in advanced recycling of plastics using its Thermal Anaerobic Conversion (TAC) process and Axens (France), which has developed the leading-edge Rewind Mix process, will support the recently announced Qenos and Cleanaway joint feasibility study for the conversion of up to 100,000 tonnes of household soft plastic waste and mixed plastics back into circular polyethylene.

The QCPP is the largest proposed circular plastics project in Australia and is currently being considered for support under the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative. The results of the feasibility study, due in July 2022, will inform the investment decision to be made later this year. Pending a successful outcome, the first of the advanced recycling facilities is expected to be operational by 2025. Fully commissioned, the QCPP would secure a leadership role for the Australian manufacturing chain in this emerging global sector.