Consortium Promotes “Transformative Vision”

The Consortium for Waste Circularity, in conjunction with the Flexible Packaging Association and the Packaging Engineering program at the University of Florida, is working with packaging industry stakeholders to arrange for Robust Gasification testing of their “difficult to recycle,” but functionally valuable packaging materials.

Packaging industry stakeholders have been successfully running trials through the University of Florida for several months and the testing program is being expanded to all packaging industry stakeholders. To date, multi-layer materials, metallized films, barrier films containing PVDC, cross-linked photopolymer flexographic plates and more have been shown to be successfully converted to synthesis gas (“syngas”).

The Consortium for Waste Circularity is promoting a transformative vision where mixed complex waste is converted to syngas, and then syngas is converted to “waste-derived” Eco-Methanol. The Consortium sees Eco-Methanol as the key for the packaging industry for achieving true circularity for all of its carbon-based packaging waste. Since methanol is a primary feedstock chemical for subsequent manufacture of many products and plastics, Eco-Methanol represents an opportunity to boost recovery of waste as well as “recycled content” in products and packaging. The Consortium refers to this circular process as Regenerative Robust Gasification.


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