This method is ideal for recycling mass quantities of plastic, because even though the chemical structure of the materials degrade slightly when reworked, it is possible to upgrade it again with antioxidants and other additives to increase the quality.
Chemical recycling helps to divert certain plastic waste from landfills. With chemical recycling, plastic debris is sorted and separated for chemical processing. The chemical structure of waste is transformed, converting it into shorter molecules that are used for new reactions.
When plastic cannot be efficiently recycled, energy recycling is the most resource-efficient solution. This process takes place in modern combined heat and power recovery plants (CHP Plants), where waste plastics and other highly calorific materials are used to generate heat and power.
While all plastic can be recycled, not all plastic waste can be sustainably or economically recycled. In those cases, plastic can go through energy recovery in order to produce energy and power.