End of life plastic (“ELP”) consists of plastics that cannot be easily or economically recycled. ELP is often landfilled, incinerated, exported at cost or dumped illegally.
As a result, plastic pollution is choking the planet. Huge plastic gyres now exist in every ocean, poisoning the food chain and creating serious risk to human and ecosystem health. Proper management of ELP on land can reduce marine litter and protect coastal environments. That's why we support organisations like the Ocean Recovery Alliance to help protect our oceans from the growing problem of plastic marine litter.
Cynar Technology provides a profitable solution for managing what is an otherwise difficult waste fraction (Groups 4 – 7) with clear environmental and economic benefits. For example, in the UK alone, an estimated 1.2 million tonnes of ELP is generated every year. That's enough to produce 840,000,000 litres of domestic low-sulphur diesel if it diverted that 1.2m tonnes to Cynar plants. That represents significant annual fuel production, disposal cost and import savings that could improve livelihoods and benefit communities worldwide.
With Cynar Technology, better management of end-of-life plastic can breathe new life into the economy.