For starters, we are developing chemical and mechanical upcycling processes for “impossible-to recycle” plastic waste.
Specifically we are working on metalized multi-layered plastic (MLP), coloured PET bottles and polycotton textiles. Metalized MLP is a low-value, high volume, composite waste that is considered economically and technically hard to recycle. Coloured PET bottles are hard to decolorize and are thus not mechanically recycled like transparent PET bottles. Polycotton textile waste is hard to separate into cotton and polyester and contribute significantly to the microplastic menace we currently face.
We are currently working on converting this waste into high-quality material (like 3D printing filament) which we will then monetize.
We want to work on all types of waste, but we got to start somewhere. Plastic waste is generally high-value and nimble, so it makes sense to start there.