Recyclan is a PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) recycling and processing company
How does it work?
Recyclan buys already granulated PET plastic flakes from within and outside the UK.The solution handles a product that has in its entirety been discarded as waste and then turns it into the highest-grade recycled PET product for the class A food and beverage sector. Their hot-washed flakes are sold to extrusion companies, thermoforming companies and injection moulders in the UK, Europe and North America, where bottles, thermoformed trays and food punnets are made out of rPET. This project can save up to 13.2bn grams of c02 and be a part of a recycling effort of 30003+ tons of plastic waste.
Why is it needed?
It is estimated that some $3.15 trillion worth of recyclable plastic revenue is currently sitting in landfills and floating in the ocean. The problem heightens with a further $157.5 billion worth of plastic waste added to the global environment every year. Solving the issue is no longer just a “nice to have”; recycling is something we must do to ensure we conserve our natural resources and, critically, do not further contaminate our food chain. A typical example is that a million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every minute, and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, according to Greenpeace. Coca-Cola produces over 110 billion bottles yearly, equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute, and its production rate is growing by over 30% yearly.
How does it improve life?
Recylan exists to combat the vast and growing plastic pollution challenge. Its mission is centred on devoting a sustainable solution to the world, from reducing carbon footprint to encouraging responsible production. Not only that, but Recylan are drivers of building sustainable cities and communities and creating a circular economy.