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The global problem of plastic waste

Since plastic began to be mass-produced in the 1950s, it has seeped into every aspect of our lives. But what do we do with plastic when it has served its purpose? Even with our advances in recycling, the greatest portion of plastic waste still accumulates in landfills or, worse, in nature, where it takes between 500 to 1,000 years to degrade. And since 8 million tonnes of plastic waste finds its way to our oceans every year, the problem is only growing bigger.

image of a mountain created of plastic waste

This poses an enormous, global threat to natural environments, wildlife and public health – not to mention the money spent on constant clean-up efforts. That is why finding new solutions to handling plastic waste is one of the crucial challenges facing the world today. And a new solution is exactly what we came up with: a system that can convert plastic to oil.

Plastic is oil - and can become it again

Simply put, plastic is just crude oil that has been processed in different ways – and we can reverse this process. Plastcon transforms plastic waste into fuel that is cleaner than conventional fossil fuels like diesel or marine gas oil.

The solution easily scales to match varying capacity demands, and its movable design makes it possible to treat plastic directly at the landfill – completely off-grid with no transport necessary. Alternatively, it can be located where the fuel is to be used, so that it can reach the end-user faster.

It is good business too: Plastcon pays back the initial investment in a short time. This is thanks to an innovative, data-driven and automated system setup that maximises efficiency and the quality of the end product.

Let us turn the tide on plastic pollution – and turn a global problem into precious energy.

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Plastcon is our solution to the global problem of plastic waste, converting it into a useful resource.