Coloured plastic bottles.

A new process can turn hard-to-recycle plastics into reusable materials.

Developed by Newcastle-based Impact Recycling, the water-based chemical recycling process produces material of such high quality that it ceases to be waste and instead becomes a secondary raw material.

The company’s latest innovation can sort rigid plastics by colour.

Described as a scalable solution that is easily integrated into existing recycling plans, the process should enable recycling companies to increase the volumes of waste that they process.

Read more in this article on Chemical recycling process creates local income streams from waste.