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MDS separation technique

Close the circle: optimising near-to-virgin plastic recycling

October 2019
Gallery MDS separation technique 1
Gallery MDS separation technique 1


The solution moves from object to resource-focussed recycling.

MDS separation technique can separate a mixed, post-consumer plastic waste stream into near-to-virgin polymers. Basis is resource-focussed recycling instead of object-focussed techniques, it does this locally near the waste and all processing at one location and with a 90% recovery of available raw materials. This high recovery rate and the purity of the output guarantee valuable raw materials, with a low ecological footprint. It optimises the recycling chain in three ways: 1) Processing from waste to raw material at one location: reduction of CO2 emissions per recycled unit due to transport. 2) It comes to a 99% purity of output products, where the current best available techniques come to 90% purity. 3) MDS separation technique only has an average input loss of 10% which is less than current recycling plants

Label Date October 31, 2019
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Worldwide visibility

The environmental benefits

  • 0,6 kg of CO2 emitted in comparison to 2 kg of CO2 to regain 1 kg of plastic
  • 90% of the plastic packaging is recycled instead of only half of the flow

The Financial benefits

  • Minus 15$ per ton of recycled plastic in stead of 350$/tn
  • Output value of about 800$/tn

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Company Profile

Urban Mining Corporation

We need mass circularity of plastic to solve the plastic problem. Our solution recycles plastics into raw materials.

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Headquarters 3011 WC Rotterdam, Netherlands
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