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Waste-free method for converting plastic waste into first-grade raw materials

August 2020
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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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Label Date August 31, 2020
From Italy
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • 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

The Financial benefits

  • 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

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Company Profile


Recyclinnova is mainly based on the innovative recycling technologies to develop and design.

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Headquarters 87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italie
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