Tue, 20 September, 2022
It is estimated that, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.
Could chemical recycling be the key to a sustainable solution that prevents plastic pollution from ruining the oceans?
TWI’s Polymer and Composite group, through our plastic recycling theme, has developed methods for better plastics management and combinational recycling technologies that allow for product upcycling or circular reuse.
It has been estimated that approximately 8.3 billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the 1950s, of which around 9% has been recycled, 12% has been incinerated and over 60% has been sent to landfill or leaked to the environment.
Our expert, George V. Theodosopoulos, M.Sc, Ph.D delivered an informative presentation about the rising technologies for plastics recycling during a webinar in February on the subject of ‘Plastics Recycling.’
The event highlighted results from the ISOPREP Project and touched upon the aims of the SOL-REC2 project, which focuses on recycling multi-layer materials, and you can see a recording of the webinar below:
The Sol-Rec2 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101003532
The ISOPREP Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°820787