Eco Panplas - Brazil
1 billion plastic bottles are discarded every year in Brazil. The lubricating oil contained in 1 discarded bottle is enough to contaminate 2 thousand litres of water. Of all this volume, only 9% is recycled. Many of those in the recycling business will do this using water, which may create two major problems: First, it is difficult to remove all the oil from plastic, which results in a low-quality recycled raw material, decreasing its value. Second, this water has to be treated, and during the process, each litre of oil turns into up to 8 pounds of hazardous waste, generating a high cost and environmental risk. Eco Panplas has developed an innovative and efficient production system, which separates the oil from the ground plastic in an ecological way without using any water, without generating waste, and with a cost of 30% less than the water process.