Thermochemical treatment to recycle low-quality plastic waste
Press release 11 June, 2019
A portion of collected plastic waste does not qualify for mechanical recycling and ends up incinerated instead. VTT complements the selection of sustainable recycling methods with chemical recycling based on pyrolysis, which will turn nearly all plastics and their mixtures into oil – the raw material of fuels, plastics and other chemicals.
Mechanical recycling suits the most common plastic bottles, bags and wraps. They are sorted, washed, melted and moulded into new products. However, 40 to 60