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Breaking News plastic becomes building blocks  circular economy | Breaking News

Plastic Becomes Building Blocks: Circular Economy

by: Joyce de Thouars
plastic becomes building blocks  circular economy | Breaking News

With a chemical catalyst, plastic waste, which is difficult to recycle, is converted into valuable chemical building blocks. The vast majority of packaging waste from consumers consists of plastic. Because this consists of many types of plastic, recycling of all plastic streams is not possible. In the Netherlands, for example, in 2016, slightly more than half of all plastic was recycled from packaging that was put on the market.

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Circular Economy: Transition By BioCellection

BioCellection is working on a solution to be able to recycle non-recyclable plastic materials such as plastic films. In an interview, BioCellection's CEO, Miranda Wang, explains that with a new chemical process, she can convert 70 percent of the plastic waste into chemicals. These chemical building blocks can then be used to make products such as nylon for clothing and car parts.

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BioCellection's CEO, Miranda Wang

The start-up is working to increase the conversion percentage further. If the process is scaled up, it can lead to significant cost savings. "Our process is cheaper than the methods used to make petroleum chemicals. The cost savings can be as high as 30 to 40 percent, ", Wang explains.


                                                    Rolex Awards Laureate Documentary: Miranda Wang

The sustainable start-up had already received a prize from the Westly Foundation for its trial last year. Moreover, BioCellection is a finalist in the Circular Challenge competition of Citeo, which is committed to reducing the environmental impact of packaging and paper.

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Stones made from recycled plastic.

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