Chemical recycling is repurposing plastic waste to obtain oil, which can be used as fuel or to create new plastic materials.
Plastic to Chemicals is a great solution for non-recyclable waste plastic that usually ends up in landfills or being incinerated. So, it can be said that this method closes the molecular loop of plastics.
At WEP Circular, we have experience with repurposing old plastic components from the automotive industry through chemical recycling. Our aim is to also use plastic collected from the ocean as a source for this recycling process.
Chemical recycling works by breaking down the structure of plastics into its original monomers. The result of this process is oil that can be used as fuel or oil that can be used to produce new recycled plastics with no impurities, which can be recycled unlimitedly.