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Peter Jones OBE points to the future of mixed plastic waste

A company set up to develop recyclingtechnologies for plastic waste has secured the advisory services of one of the UK’s foremost waste recycling experts.
Recycling Technologies, a spinout company from the University of Warwick, has welcomed Peter Jones OBE to the team as an adviser to the board. Mr Jones worked as a director for the waste management company Biffa until 2008 when he set up his own consultancy company, Ecolateral. Today he is a guiding force within the Public and Private sector offering strategic direction on the "turn waste into resource" transition"

"I am a passionate believer", says Peter, "that waste should be dealt with as close to its source as possible. Not only does this reduce the environmental cost of transportation, but can significantly reduce heat waste normally associated with centralised systems."

He added: "Recycling Technologies offers an on-site system that turns the problematic issue of mixed plastic waste into energy at a scale that can be locally installed in many waste operations. At this scale the heat as well as the electricity can be usefully used making it a very attractive commercial option. I’m looking forward to helping the team make this important contribution to protecting our environment for future generations."

Adrian Griffiths, MD at Recycling Technologies comments: "We are absolutely delighted that Peter has agreed to join the team in an advisory role to the board. His knowledge of the industry and waste technologies is already proving its value. I’m sure he is going to play a really important role in making us a market focused technology company"

Recycling Technologies Ltd
Today, according to the waste giant Viridor, 85% of plastic in the UK is still landfilled. Recycling Technologies believes that its technology can eliminate this, turning it instead into electricity, heat and base chemicals. Rather than constructing large facilities and transporting the waste to them, Recycling Technologies’ WarwickFBRTM machine can be installed at any site with at least 7000t pa of MPW to turn a waste into a valuable product.

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