Green Dot Norway, which runs the plastics recycling company, and chemical recycling company Quantafuel AS, have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 10,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste, becoming some of the first in Europe to chemically recycle plastic packaging material.
Plastretur will deliver between 7,000 and 10,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from Norwegian households to Quantafuel, for chemical recycling into raw materials to produce new plastic products. In short, the chemical process is to convert the used plastic into gas and then upgrade the gas to petrochemical raw material at Quantafuel’s plant in Denmark. Subsequently, the product will be recycled to new plastic by the chemical giant BASF. This gives the plastic a quality that can be used in eg food packaging, avoiding the limitations in ordinary mechanical material recycling.
You can read the full press release here.