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.