Recycling Technologies,specialists in feedstock recycling of residual plastic waste, today announcedthat Marvine Besong has been appointed to the position of Technical Director and is leading the global technical development of its innovative feedstock recycling machine, RT7000. Marvine’s promotion comes at a time when Recycling Technologies prepares to expand operations and commence the commercial manufacturing of the RT7000
Marvine brings nearly a decade of experience to his new role as Technical Director for Recycling Technologies and since joining the company, in February 2015, he has been instrumental in helping define and deliver the Beta Plant which the Company operates in Swindon. His focus will now be on further enhancing Recycling Technologies’ specialist capabilities and ensuring the development and productivity of the RT7000 which will enter production this year, with the first machine being installed in Binn Farm in Perthshire, Scotland, late 2019.
Commenting on his appointment, Marvine says “Increasing the sustainability of plastics is one of the most important topics in the waste, packaging and petrochemical sectors and I’m proud to be part of an organisation leading the recycling revolution for currently ‘hard to recycle’ plastics and converting plastic back to oil. Recycling Technologies’ goal isto install 1300 RT7000 machines worldwide, capable of diverting 10million tonnes of plastic waste from landfill or incineration. Continuous improvement and the development of our technology is key to achieving its vision, starting with ourinitial fleet of twelve machines. These will be mass-assembled and installed in waste centres, enabling our customers, the waste operators, to improve recycling rates and make cost savings.
Marvine has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a professional certificate in Plant Layout and Piping design from the Engineering Institute of Technology. Before joining Recycling Technologies four years ago, Marvine was working for Lasershape Ltd as a project lead and engineer of design and planning.
Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies comments: “Marvine is a proven leader and his promotion is testament to his talent and track record in the design and delivery of our pilot Beta Plant. As a valued member of the Recycling Technologies’ team, in his new role Marvine will play a vital part in continuously developing our research centre and the effectiveness of our machines to recycle plastic and convert it to Plaxx. Marvine has been essential in the progress of our economically attractive RT7000 machine that converts plastic into a valuable oil and reduces waste to landfill.Heis now leading our talented team of engineers and scientists to ensure that our 2019 plans are on time and to the high quality our investors expect.”
Feedstock recycling of plastics combined with existing mechanical recycling has the potential to address the global anxiety over the economic waste and environmental damage associated with waste plastic. In the next ten years, Recycling Technologies’ goal is to install 1300 RT7000 machines worldwide, capable of diverting 10million tonnes of plastic waste from landfill or incineration and quadrupling the recycling capacity of the EU today.
Recycling Technologies Ltd is creating value from residual plastic waste on a global scale. Recycling Technologies has developed a process to economically recycle mixed plastic waste – that is currently disposed of in landfill or incinerators – into a valuable hydrocarbon product, named Plaxx®, with multiple uses in the wax and petrochemical sectors. Award-winning Plaxx®can be used by polymer manufacturers to make new plastic thereby propelling plastic into the circular economy.
Recycling Technologies has an operational pre-production machine at Swindon’s Waterside Depot and opened an assembly facility in Swindon, from where its patented machinery will be mass produced. The RT7000 is modular and easily transported to enable waste operators and local authorities to recycle plastics at source, including plastics that are currently sent to landfill and incineration such as films, plastic bags, laminated plastics (i.e. crisp packets), and caps and closures.
Some of the UK’s leading experts in engineering, energy, waste management and commercial operations make up the Recycling Technologies team, advisory panel and board. With an innovative distributed approach, Recycling Technologies has the potential to quickly scale to a meaningful global presence in the world of plastics recycling.