I visited your website. Thank you very much for the work you are doing to reconstitute mixed plastic waste into their building blocks to make virgin-like plastics.
The idea that Clara is proposing to have oil refineries recycle plastic waste is, in my view, to Pyrowave's advantage.
By having commingled plastic waste shipped to oil refineries, Pyrowave will help solve the problem of costs to haul, store, sort and process them.
Pyrowave can place small, modular units directly onsite at recycling facilities and at producers of plastic waste as well as at oil refineries.
If not for all of Pyrowave's process, for the part that oil refineries can not do themselves.
The idea is worth taking up in conversations with oil refineries and the petrochemical industry.
This is a brilliant, effective and efficient idea and use of supply chains and resources already demonstrated by purpose-built recycling centres at both Shepperton Film Studios and Pinewood Film Studios in the UK that ensure reduced transportation of recovered materials, a maximum amount of material sent for recycling, and zero waste sent to landfill.
Having oil refineries in countries with no plastic recycling capabilities or infrastructure will be to their benefit and help them become part of the solution.
For a related article on solutions to plastic pollution and who pays for recycling, please read more at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/having-plastic-producers-petrochemical-industry-pay-gutierrez-garcia/
In 2012, only five years ago, the idea of either [China or India] stopping — or even slowing — coal use was considered an insurmountable hurdle, as coal-fired power plants were thought necessary to satisfy the energy demands of these nations.
Today the petro chemical industry is the new coal; still thinking itself necessary to satisfy the demand for plastics worldwide. Plastic comes from petroleum, plastic can be converted back to oil, and also into chemicals that make the raw materials for new plastics. The amount of waste plastic that can be recovered using the Barcode vs Plastic Waste allows for a steady supply of feedstock to re-enter waste plastic back in circulation as new plastics in a forever loop.
Sending waste plastic to refineries to process into low sulphur/low emissions fuel and into chemicals for new plastics. From the refinery to the supermarket and back to the refinery is a brilliant, effective and efficient idea and use of supply chains and resources.