Commercial Scale Mixed Plastics Trials

We were commissioned by WRAP to assess in detail the business case for an integrated mixed plastics waste management solution in the UK


The project investigated the challenges for Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in segregating mixed plastics. It also identified the issues involved for Plastics Recovery Facilities (PRFs) to sort mixed plastics by polymer type to a sufficient standard to meet end market specifications.

In addition to meeting its objective of investigating the technical and economic feasibility of mixed plastic processing, the study provided valuable composition data for processing facilities receiving a variety of plastic types. Also, it usefully illuminated the significant impacts that processing through MRFs and PRFs can have on material availability. A very worthwhile study supporting future development in this important sector.

Bowman Process Technology