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Enabler for turning Waste into Value
To breathe life into
discarded plastics once again.
From small items like food trays and shopping bags
to larger ones like car bumpers and mattresses,
plastic fills our daily lives.
Replacing metals and glass with plastics
can make our lives more convenient
and more comfortable.
However, the continued use of plastic is questionable
due to problems such as marine plastic pollution.
What can we do to minimize its impact
on the Earth's environment?
We decided to use our unique microwave technology
and decompose plastic and recreate it as a raw material once again.
Yes, we are breathing new life into it.
In doing so, we can do much more than reduce CO2 emissions:
we can lessen the load on our earth's environment,
making a powerful contribution towards a thriving circular economy.
We introduce to you PlaWave® - Enabler for turning Waste into Value
We combine a large-scale centlized system
and a small-scale distributed system
to establish an optimal recycling model.
We have reached the conclusion that it is necessary to realize both a centralized model, which processes a large volume of waste plastic in one location, and a distributed model, which processes relatively smaller amounts locally. Combining these two approaches, we will be able to construct an optimal system that contributes to the realization of a circular economy.
This method involves transporting waste plastic in its original state to a large-scale plastic decomposition facility located adjacent to a petrochemical complex. The decomposed products are then transferred via pipelines to the petrochemical complex, where they undergo seamless transformation into recycled plastics. This approach allows for the benefits of scale and enables relatively low processing costs.
Small-scale Distributed System
This method involves conducting oilification of small amounts of plastic in each region to enhance transportation efficiency before transporting it to a petrochemical complex. When waste plastic generated in locations far from the petrochemical complex and it is directly transported over long distances, the transportation costs and CO2 emissions are significant. However, executing oilification first, the overall efficiency of the recycling process can be improved.
Large-scale Centralized ×
Small-scale Distributed Models
Combining both the large centralized and small distributed models, it becomes possible to achieve a more efficient recycling system for the entire society. We aim to realize the optimal recycling model by leveraging the technical characteristics of PlaWave.
New Technology Utilizing Microwaves
PlaWave® enables highly efficient chemical recycling.
PlaWave®, a new technology utilizing microwaves that can selectively provide energy to the desired substances, addresses various challenges in chemical recycling. As an environmentally friendly and highly efficient technology, it is undergoing extensive validation with diverse plastics and starting to make progress towards societal implementation.
By selecting a decomposition process tailored to the target decomposition products, high purity and yields can be achieved.
The direct and rapid energy transfer, which is a feature of microwave technology, realizes energy-effecient chemical recyclying processes.
Combining high-speed processing using microwaves with compact utility facilities contributes to space-saving.