From the clothes we wear to the packages of the food we eat, plastic has become a household staple for families and communities around the world. Given the importance, and the fact that scientists estimate it takes somewhere between 450 -1,000 years to decompose (some even state that never decompose), it is essential for us to understand this material.
Plastic pollution increasingly affects the lands, waterways and oceans, building a large-scale environmental problem that needs an urgent response. Countries search for solutions that support the idea of closed loop waste management by converting the waste into a valuable resource.
Plastics recycling is a battle against entropy. Consumers throw plastics of all sorts into curb side bins, where they get mixed with metal and glass. From this assorted waste, recycling facilities use optical sorters to pluck out only the most valuable plastics for reuse.
Concerned by all those open questions we started with researches to invest in a start-up company, on an innovative way that will be self-sustainable, but as well environmental friendly.
The company aims to use the energy potential of waste plastics by establishing a modular system of pyrolysis reactors, thermo-chemical conversion of plastics into pyrolytic fuel and other by-products.
We have 3 main priorities during development:
- Environment friendly
- Sustainable work & innovation
- Excellent financial advantages
W eco is a national high-tech company, focusing on pyrolysis technology. The main business focus is a pyrolysis treatment for waste rubber, waste plastic, etc. turning into a renewable energy source. After pyrolysis, waste polymer turns into high-added value product without second pollution to nature environment.
W eco pyrolysis technology and facilities we use have the advantages of very low operating consumption and innovative approach. Huge part of the process is automated and runs smoothly and continuously. National certifications and professional approach to work allow us to easily place the final products on the market under safety and environment-friendly benefit and social benefit to customers.
Chemical recycling might offer help. Depolymerisation can break down polyester and polystyrene into their raw materials for conversion back into new polymers. And pyrolysis method can turn mixed plastic waste into oil, which can be cracked into petrochemicals and plastics.
Pyrolysis is a process of chemically decomposing organic materials at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It simultaneously involves the change of physical phase and chemical composition and is an irreversible process.
The biggest advantage of pyrolysis system in recycling the plastic wastes is it is capable to recycle any kind, any calorific value plastic wastes at the same time. It is seen as an important advantage to be able to process all plastic-containing wastes regardless of their content, and to ensure the recycling of plastic wastes, especially those separated from household wastes.
It’s a system dictated by market demand, price determinations, local regulations, the success of which is contingent upon everyone, from the product-designer, to the trash-thrower, to the waste collector, to the recycling factory worker.
Types of waste can be treated in the pyrolysis plant and capacities of one plant
- waste plastics (except packaging) – (Waste from agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, forestry, hunting and fishing, food preparation and processing)
- waste plastic (waste from organic chemical processes, wastes from manufacture, formulation supply and use MFSU of plastics, synthetic rubber and man-made fibres)
- plastics shavings and turnings (wastes from shaping and physical and mechanical surface treatment of metals and plastics)
- plastic packaging (wastes packaging, absorbents, wiping cloths, filter material and protective clothing not otherwise specified – packaging (including separately collected municipal packaging waste)
- plastic and rubber (wastes from waste management facilities off-site waste water treatment plants and preparation of water intended for human consumption and water for industrial use) – Wastes from mechanical treatment of waste (sorting, compacting)
- plastics (municipal wastes (household waste and similar commercial, industrial and institutional waste) including separately collected fractions) – (separately collected fractions)
Capacity of one plant is 35 tons per day or more than 10.000 tons per year of non-hazardous plastic waste with short description mentioned above.