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Breaking News plastic waste turned into building blocks  circular economy | Breaking News

Plastic Waste Turned Into Building Blocks: Circular Economy

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by: Joyce de Thouars
plastic waste turned into 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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BioCellection has developed a chemical process accelerates the transition to a circular economy

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

By: Joyce de Thouars

https://www.whatsorb.com/category/waste

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In our world, WhatsOrb refuses to turn away from the changes in our society and environment which succeeds each other at a rapid pace.

For WhatsOrb, publishing on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature, waste, lifestyle and sustainable solutions the prominence it deserves.

At this turbulent time for ‘all’ species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on facts, not on political prejudice or business interests.

WhatsOrb Breaking News will be published as soon as urgent events from around the world and startling sustainable innovations reach us.

If there is anything we should know and publish about, please send a note to: [email protected] or write your own story on: www.whatsorb.comthe only news site which gives you a ‘sustainable voice!’

Plastic Waste Turned Into Building Blocks: Circular Economy

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. BioCellection has developed a chemical process accelerates the transition to a circular economy 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. BioCellection's CEO, Miranda Wang The start-up is working to further increase the conversion percentage. If the process is scaled up it can lead to significant cost savings. "Our process is cheaper than the processes used to make petroleum chemicals. The cost savings can be as high as 30 to 40 percent ", Wang explains. The sustainable start-up has 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. Stones made from recycled plastic. By: Joyce de Thouars https://www.whatsorb.com/category/waste
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