A Plastic Waste Crisis

Plastic waste is generated almost everywhere around the globe. Many feel we are at a crisis point with discarded plastic. Unfortunately, current approaches to repurposing plastic waste have severe limitations, so most plastic waste ends up in landfill, incinerated, or it leaks into the environment. Communities and companies around the globe are increasingly looking for alternatives to divert plastic waste and other petroleum-derived materials away from landfills, oceans, and the environment.

With current approaches to repurposing plastic waste, plastic is diverted away from landfill by some form of collection process, and it is sent to processing facilities known as plastic recyclers to be repurposed. Although there are numerous plastics recyclers around the world, their current technologies have limitations which make it difficult or unprofitable to process much of the durable* and non-durable** discarded plastic. For a significant portion of these plastics, no technology currently exists to process them. Furthermore, current discarded plastic recycling technologies can only process the plastic once, therefore, once these plastics have been used a second time they cannot be used again. To permanently divert a greater percentage of discarded plastic away from landfill or the environment, a new repurposing approach is required.

Plastonix believes the world faces a significant global plastic waste crisis and that present methods to recover plastic waste and other petroleum-derived materials – petroleum-derived material refers to a material derived from petroleum as it is processed in oil refineries – have significant limitations. We need better ways to recover plastic waste.

The Plastonix Technology

Canadian-developed and owned, Plastonix has developed a patented technology that addresses many of the systemic barriers that have historically inhibited recovery of discarded plastic – including hard-to-recycle varieties – and other petroleum-derived materials. Plastonix’s technology comprises methods, systems, apparatuses, and a proprietary lipid agent to process up to 10 unique petroleum-derived material types together or separately in order to convert them into a usable chip or powdered material. This can be further repurposed as a filler or parallel material for virgin plastic resins or converted to a composite material, paving material, or construction units such as block paving stones, tile beams, sheets, or boards. Using Plastonix’s plant-based processing agent and one of three of its production line systems, plastic is converted to processable chips or powdered material at a rate of 1 to 30 tons per hour. The Plastonix technology uses an infusion process that does not require any sorting, cleaning, or recycling. Simply dump all types of discarded waste into the Plastonix processing vat at the same time.

Benefits of Plastonix Technology

The Plastonix technology is energy efficient, low carbon, and uses an organic, non-toxic chemical – a green chemical – in its processes. By using its unique, proven technology which fuses all types of plastics together – recyclable and non-recyclable alike, these plastics can now be permanently diverted away from landfills and prevented from leaking into our environment. This technology will not only significantly reduce municipal costs involving plastic disposal, but also extend the life of landfill sites as non-recyclable plastics and other petroleum-derived materials are diverted away from landfills.

Benefits to Organizations

Using this approach, the Plastonix technology helps organizations repurpose up to 100% of the after-use plastics they are targeting. Through this disruptive new approach, Plastonix works collaboratively with organizations to help them transition to a zero-waste plastic economy. For more detail, contact Plastonix.

*Durable plastic means the plastic has a useful life of at least one year.
**Non-durable plastic means the plastic has a useful life of less than one year.

Our Vision

A world without plastic waste.

Our Mission

To help organizations transition to a zero plastic waste economy.

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