Join the discussion on chemical recycling
RCA Webinar 10 am – noon MT, November 17
Many organizations are looking to accomplish diversion goals and better manage plastic. There is also increased involvement from government with single-use plastic bans, recycled content requirements and policies to advance recycling. Companies in Canada, the United States and Europe have been tackling plastic management challenges with chemical recycling – breaking plastic down into monomers to rebuild into new plastics.
Is it too good to be true and where are the opportunities? There is a lot at stake – both for environmental outcomes and the market to manage plastics- estimated at $120 billion by Closed Loop Partners. The RCA will bring these organizations together in a webinar on November 17 with a focus on how these technologies might influence the future of recycling. Register at https://recycle.ab.ca/workshop/rcas-2020-webinar-series/
Paula Luu – Closed Loop Partners: A leading organization on plastics circularity, Closed Loop Partners authored the report Accelerating Circular Supply Chains for Plastics. The report explores the challenges of managing plastics and identifies $120 billion addressable market in the U.S. and Canada to recovery waste plastics and the technologies to create safe and high-quality materials. https://www.closedlooppartners.com/research/advancing-circular-systems-for-plastics/
Jocelyn Doucet – Pyrowave: With offices in Ontario and plants in Quebec, Pyrowave is a pioneer of the Plastic-to-Plastic microwave-based chemical recycling technology that allows post-consumer and post-industrial plastics to be regenerated and restored to their full value. Its patented high-power microwave catalytic depolymerization technology platform is the most advanced worldwide and is now at the forefront of the new generation of plastics. https://www.pyrowave.com/en/
Martin Stephan – CARBIOS: Carbios is the first and only company in the world developing biological processes for the end-of-life of plastics with the potential to engage the entire industry in a truly circular economy. The company is now moving to industrialization with two disruptive innovations, of which a process to infinitely recycle PET without any quality loss, opening the possibility to create a virtuous circular economy scheme. https://carbios.fr/en/