Closing the Plastic Loop is a project based on the usage of a small portable module that can decompose plastic waste using microwave energy and regenerate root chemicals used to make new plastics and products.
The solution regenerates post-consumer plastics by breaking down plastics into their basic constituents, used to make new plastic resins identical to virgin plastics and restore their full value. The modules are intended to be installed in existing sorting facilities where a lot of post-consumer plastics do not find a market due to low value. The project therefore increases the double bottom line of plastic recycling facilities by increasing recycling ratios and financial performance. The modular approach allows local deployment and minimizes transportation costs. The modules can later be installed in developing communities, ships, airport authorities and create local micro-economies around waste. Its small scale favors fast deployment and scaling by deploying more units in the field.
- •Produces 95-98% yield of recyclable output.
- •Up to 2.5 tons GHG (greenhouse gases) reduction per ton of input of plastics processed.
- •A typical operator will see a 50% return on initial investment.
Categories of Application
Montréal, QC H2N 2B7, Canada
SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
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United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Mongolia, Macao, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, East Timor, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen,
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Chad, French Southern Territories, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela,
American Samoa, Australia, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa,
Multi-material optical sorting machine to help recycle large amounts of waste quickly and accurately.
A machine to recycle 'unrecyclable' plastics in an economically viable way.
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