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Recycling the Unrecyclable

Recycle plastic waste that has no recycling solutions, into a wood-like material

June 2022
Gallery Recycling the Unrecyclable 1
Gallery Recycling the Unrecyclable 1


Recnorec aims at improving plastic recycling ratios by proposing a solution for waste plastic blends that were eliminated (incineration/ landfilling), in order to transform them into a material used for outside facilities instead of wood, metals, plastic or concrete. Recnorec process can absorb mixed plastic waste streams, which is logistically very interesting for plastic waste generators. Recnorec material will replace other non renewable resources like wood, and is recyclable. Solution works thanks to an innovative recycling process line that combines classic plastic shredding/densifying and extrusion equipments, as well as an original unique shaping machine. Process can accept plastic waste blends without sorting or washing. Material performance relies on a relative steadiness of polymers composition in the global mix. We can absorb thermoplastics that never had any recycling solution.

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Label Date June 10, 2022
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • 1kg plastic wasted collected = 1kg recnorec material produced
  • Can be recycled at least 4 times with equivalent properties
  • 1 kg of Recnorec Material = 2,7 kg of CO2 not emitted
  • 100 % Recycled and 100% Recyclable

The Financial benefits

  • With mass production (2025), selling price will be 20% cheaper than wood type 5

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Recnorec is a social and industrial start-up: its eco-responsible material shakes up plastics recycling

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