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COMPANIES CHEMICALLY RECYCLE HARD-TO-RECYCLE PLASTIC

February 15, 2023
Circular economy

Four major companies chemically recycle hard-to-recycle plastic.

Neste, Borealis, Uponor, and Wastewise Group can successfully create high-quality plastic pipes from hard-to-recycle plastic waste through chemical recycling.

The process involved liquefying waste from PEX pipe production and breaking it down into its building blocks and then co-processed into a recycled high-quality drop-in feedstock.

The raw material gets polymerized into polyethylene and then used to create new PEX pipe systems.

The success of this project demonstrates the potential of chemical recycling to create a circular economy and reduce plastic waste.