Advanced plastic recycling centre planned for Swindon.

Recycling Technologies Ltd, specialist’s in the recycling of plastic waste, Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Public Power Solutions Ltd, (PPS) are currently assessing the possibility of creating a world-class, ‘first in England’, advanced recycling facility (aPRF).

SBC has a 10 Year Waste Strategy plan. It is currently reviewing its plastics recycling infrastructure following the recent publication of the Project Lodestar research. The Project Lodestar project demonstrates the potential for waste site operators to recycle ‘all plastics’.

By combining state-of-the-art mechanical machines and feedstock recycling in an aPRF it will become possible to recycle virtually all plastics.

Recycling previously unrecyclable plastics

Recycling Technologies has developed and patented a plastics recycling machine. The RT7000 converts plastic waste back into oil, called Plaxx®, from which new plastics can be made. The machine heats up the plastic in the absence of oxygen to break the waste plastic down into Plaxx®.  

The RT7000 process enables the recycling of ‘unrecyclable’ items such as plastic film, laminated plastic food pouches and crisp packets.

Already processing mixed plastic waste and producing Plaxx® at it’s Beta Plant, Swindon could become the first permanent RT7000 facility in England. The UK’s first is due to open this Summer, in Scotland.