Plastcon is MAKEEN Energy’s plastic waste conversion technology, created by our experienced engineers as a response to the global and growing problem of plastic waste. With the Plastcon system, it is possible to convert harmful plastic waste into resources that can be used for the production of new plastic materials or as a more sustainable fuel alternative for ships and trucks. In other words, Plastcon turns a global problem into useful resources.
Solving a problem with a responsible solution
One of the greatest challenges in the battle against plastic waste is the size of the problem. Today, the world population produces more than 260 million tonnes of plastic waste every year – and 84% of it ends up in either incineration, landfills or nature. If things do not change, we will all keep producing more and more plastic waste and continue to burn or deposit the majority of it. Simply, we will pollute our planet and add CO2 to the atmosphere.
However, we have other options. If we send the harmful plastic waste into the innovative Plastcon system – and through the essential pyrolysis process – we can convert it into pyrolysis oil, gas and carbon black. In that way, we keep and use the resources instead of waving goodbye to them.
Plastcon handles all types of plastic
When it comes to plastic materials, Plastcon has one unique and useful feature: The system accepts all types of plastic waste – without exceptions.
With Plastcon, it is possible to thermally recycle all types of plastic waste. Even PVC and PET materials, which are commonly regarded as difficult to recycle, can easily be part of the feedstock for Plastcon.
As an additional bonus, the system does not require the plastic to be cleaned or washed before it enters. Oftentimes, plastic waste comes with contaminants, like glass, sand, stone, metal and organic materials, that complicate the recycling process and wear out the equipment. But Plastcon easily solves the problem by sorting out this kind of pollution during the process.
Even though Plastcon might not be picky about plastic types, it should never be the first choice. Whenever it is possible to recycle plastic waste mechanically, this should always be prioritised since it generates less CO2 than thermal recycling. But with Plastcon, it is possible to make up for the limitations of mechanical recycling and continue where it cannot. When the composition of plastic waste materials is too complex, and when the mechanical recycling rate has reached the maximum limit of 2-3 times – then Plastcon can take over. Instead of leaving the harmful plastic as waste, Plastcon converts it into useful resources.