Plastic Energy Limited, a company with a unique process to recycle plastic waste on a global and commercial scale, has reached an agreement with the province of West Java (Indonesia) to build five chemical recycling plants.
The MOU follows campaigns – including the United Nations (UN) Clean Seas, the Global Plastic Action Partnership, Our Ocean Conference – to reduce plastic pollution and, in particular, plastics reaching the ocean around Indonesia, a country which is second only to China for leaking plastic into the sea.
The Indonesian government has made addressing the plastic waste issue a priority, with an ambitious commitment to reduce marine plastic debris by 70% by 2025.
Plastic Energy is exploring partnerships with a range of public and private sector organizations to address these challenges and to facilitate the construction of these plants and to make West Java a showcase for the rest of Indonesia.
Plastic Energy has pioneered the conversion of valueless plastic waste, with patented low carbon footprint technology, into oils, known as TACOIL, for making new virgin – food safe – plastics and creating a circular economy, or used as an alternative fuel with lower emissions.