Study to assess local advanced recycling industry – Australia

Posted on March 23, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Source: Study to assess local advanced recycling industry

Collaboration between technology developer Licella, recycler iQ RenewColes, polymer manufacturer LyondellBasell and Nestlé marks a major step towards a circular economy for soft plastic packaging, with the announcement of a joint feasibility study to determine the technical, economic and environmental benefits of a local advanced recycling industry.

The study will stake out potential sites in Victoria for an advanced recycling facility using innovative Australian technology called Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) — a form of hydrothermal liquefaction technology developed by Licella. The technology has been recognised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for its potential to help tackle the growing global issue of plastic waste.

If the Logistics of waste collection and transport can be solved this could offer some good solutions to plastic waste.