Plastix is a Danish cleantech company that transforms an extensive disposal/deposit problem – discarded fishing nets, trawls, ropes and other post-use plastic waste fractions – into valuable recycled plastics raw materials; “Green Plastics”.

 

 

Plastix’ waste strategy focuses on ensuring that all used maritime equipment are recycled and prepared for upcycling. Plastix’ solutions help reduce landfilling, marine pollution, CO2 emissions and loss of valuable resources. Plastix works to advance technologies to reduce waste, increasing recycling and reuse, as well as sharing the benefits of learning and innovation with their customers and partners.

During the past five years, Plastix has developed and build a plastic recycling facility in Lemvig, Denmark. In Lemvig, post-use plastic waste is fractioned, sorted, homogenised, shredded, grinded, washed, dried and extruded into high quality green plastic raw materials that reduces the environmental impact from CO2 with up to 95%. This means that Plastix can receive process-heavy plastic waste and upcycle it to raw materials of high quality that can be sold and used in almost all types of products.

In SDG Accelerator, Plastix wants to expand the collection of post-use plastic that they get into their factory for recycling and processing. Plastix’ solution therefore addresses several SDGs including SDG9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG11 – Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 – Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 – Climate action, SDG14 – Life below water, and SDG17 – Partnerships for the goals.

 

Photo: Plastix

Key facts

  • Founded in 2012
  • Owned by a small group of shareholders
  • 25 employees
  • Today, Plastix sources materials from Scandinavia, the Baltic Region, most of Europe, as well as South Africa

Read more about Plastix here.