Not all plastic waste is currently being recycled back into plastics due to the lack of:
- Efficient and fully scaled waste management infrastructure
- Physical or chemical technologies that enable this recycling to fully occur
Contaminated plastics (e.g. food, chemicals, dirt) or plastic compounds (e.g. textiles) are rejected from mechanical recycling due to technological limitations. This rejected plastic is often sent to landfill or to incineration.
CGC’s thermal conversion process produces multiple products from recycling the plastic waste rejected from mechanical recycling facilities, diverting them from the incineration and landfill, enabling a circular economy model.
Liquid hydrocarbons (oils, waxes, naphtha) produced from the CGC thermal conversion process can displace crude oil demand from fuels, waxes and feedstock for new plastics.
Clean gas produced from the CGC thermal conversion process is used to thermally sustain the process, with excess gas used for energy or heat generation.