PLASTIX is a Danish cleantech recycling company specialized in converting fibres, primarily used fishnets, trawls and ropes that would previously have ended up in the ocean or on landfill, into high-grade and virgin-like Green Plastic raw materials. Continue reading to find out HOW WE DO IT.
PLASTIX has developed a unique technology, enabling the mechanical recycling of post-use plastic fibres and rigid plastics primarily from the maritime industry.
PLASTIX’ mechanical recycling technology is developed through a co-creative process, combining custom-made own processing technologies and proprietary adjusted equipment.
Our consistent, high-quality pellets are the product of expert proprietary know-how, which enables us to research, develop and produce according to costumer specific requirements.
Our process starts with sourcing primarily fibre plastics in terms of fishing nets, trawls and ropes from an increasing number of ports, net makers, and plastics collectors globally. We also process and recycle rigid plastics.
Once these used plastic materials arrive at our factory, we sort and fractionate these into the different types of plastics and colours.
This can be a rather labour-intensive step, as the recyclability of fishing gear and other plastic fibre products is currently not considered by the manufacturers nor users.
After sorting and fractioning, we shred, wash, separate and dry the material. Lastly, we compound and extrude it into new Green Plastic raw materials, also called pellets.
PLASTIX’ on-site laboratory analyses, registers and assesses the recyclability of all input waste streams.
We currently have over 800 different types of nets, ropes and trawls registered in our extensive lab-database, which grows on a daily basis.
All output products are analysed, quality assured and their properties described with a specific data sheet in our unique customer relevant plastics database. This is a prerequisite for guarantying our high-quality Green Plastics.
Using our Green Plastic means reducing the Eco-Footprint of your product by up to 82% CO2 emissions in comparison to virgin plastic. Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) shows that we contribute to a more circular blue and green economy and reduce landfilling, marine pollution, CO2 emissions and loss of valuable resources.
PLASTIX is proud to be part of the world’s most important plan: The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We have incorporated 6 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as part of our Business Strategy. The Goals provide the world with a collaborative blue print to ensure The Future We Want – a just, equitable, and inclusive world for generations to come.
We have committed to Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), a product stewardship program with the goal to to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss. View our pledge here:
PLASTIX is a participant of the UN Global Compact initiative, and as such commits to report yearly on its status and performance in regard to the United Nations Sustainability Goals, as well as to reaffirm its support of the Ten Principles of the UNGC in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
View our 2019 Report here: