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Plastcon - plastic waste converted into a resource

Our planet is drowning in plastic. Our cities, with overflowing landfills. Our rivers, hidden under layers of plastic bottles, bags and packaging. And our oceans, where approx. 8 million tonnes of plastic waste finds its way each year – flooding entire beaches and even reaching the depths of the Mariana Trench. A responsible solution to the problem is to convert plastic to oil.

With MAKEEN Energy's Plastcon system, we can convert plastic waste to useful resources. More specifically, we can turn it into 3 things: oil, gas and black carbon (dust). The oil can be used for heating or as fuel for ships and trucks, the gas can be recirculated to power the Plastcon plant and the black carbon (dust) can be used to colour new plastic materials or in asphalt production.

Plastcon is a responsible solution to the plastic waste problem - and a way to turn the tide on plastic pollution and transform a global problem into precious energy.

Watch the film to learn more about both the problem - and Plastcon as a problem solver.

The global problem of plastic waste

What do we do with plastic when we no longer need it? The majority ends up in landfills or, worse, in nature, where it takes hundreds of years to degrade into micro-plastic. And every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic finds its way into our oceans.

Be shocked at the dimensions of the global plastic waste problem

The process in Plastcon

The Plastcon system is able to accept any type of plastic waste and convert it into useful resources. This happens through a process known as pyrolysis where the plastic is exposed to high temperatures in an oxygen-free environment.

Learn more about the Plastcon process 

Plastcon's features and benefits

Plastcon sets a high standard for plastic material recovery by using automation and data collection to optimise the stability and flexibility of the pyrolysis process. The outcome: lower operation costs and a higher quality end product.

Get an overview of Plastcon's features and benefits

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Plastcon is our solution to the global problem of plastic waste, converting it into a useful resource.