Gallery ZEROPET 1
Gallery ZEROPET 1
August 2020
Headquarters 87036 Rende, Province of Cosenza, Italy

ZEROPET - A profitable method for converting plastic waste to first-grade raw materials without producing any waste

Plastic is everywhere, from food packaging to the toys of our children, from heat-saving domestic insulation to life-saving medical innovations and clothes. Nowadays, 67.5% of produced PET plastic isn't recycled at all, it will remain in the environment for around 700 years. Furthermore, lack of recycling can also affect the economy. In fact, failure to recycle costs the European economy €105 billion each year.

ZEROPET technology can eliminate PET plastic waste forever with economical benefit for the clients. This patented chemo-selective process is able to recycle all contaminated PET waste without any sorting and washing. The ZEROPET process makes it possible to convert up to 80% of PET plastic waste to PTA (purified terephthalic acid) and more than 98% in total to valuable chemicals/materials to be used for PET production or to re-sale in the market as first-grade chemicals.

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Key features

  • Solves the problem of downgrading plastics to lower quality material
  • Recycling technologies to save the environment from wastes and give values to the wastes produced in our day to day life
  • Small space requirement for installation, low capital needed
  • No hot wash needed, color and polymer type separation isn't necessary for the wastes
  • Easy to scale-up, environmental friendly, low energy consumption, no need for toxic materials
  • No requirement for extra separation of another kind of polymer, contamination and caps & labels from PET in used feed


  • Estimated income for plastic recycled using the ZEROPET method can be 215 $/ton more than traditional recycling methods
  • First mover advantage in the plastic waste treatment market
  • With Zeropet, the annual economic savings for public can be increased up to 30% and help circular economy

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • 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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