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A machine to chemically recycle plastic waste back into oil

July 2018
Gallery RT7000 1
Gallery RT7000 1


The RT7000 unit converts residual waste plastic that is currently buried, burnt or lost back into oil for reuse.

Usually, recycling of plastics like cookie packets and food trays is not economically viable, causing them to be discarded into environment. However, RT700's patented machine chemically breaks down these hard to recycle plastics into Plaxx®, an oil that can be used for new plastic production, as well as fuels and waxes. Modular and self-contained, RT700 can be adapted to the needs of each waste site and mass manufacturing will enable rapid global roll-out.

Label Date July 12, 2018
From United Kingdom
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Investors, waste handlers, partners, and governments to accelerate the deployment of the technology.

The environmental benefits

  • Significant reduction of emissions compared to “Energy from Waste” alternative: 2.3 tonnes of CO2 reduction for each tonne of oil produced.
  • Targets residual plastic which cannot currently be recycled in an economically viable way.
  • Modular and self contained; multi-product capability and tailoring to local needs.
  • 85% thermal efficiency. Fuelled from processed residual plastic gases with opportunity to utilise renewable heat and further recycle plastic derived gases No water used No noxious emissions.

The Financial benefits

  • Reduced capital cost thanks to mass-manufacturing
  • High return on investment without the need for external subsidies.
  • Less than 3 years payback.

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Company Profile

Recycling Technologies Ltd

Recycling Technologies has developed a modular machine to recycle waste plastic in a commercially attractive way.

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Headquarters Prospect Hill, Swindon SN1 3JU, UK
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