The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), an international non-profit organisation, has launched a request for proposals (RFP) calling for projects related to Chemical Recycling Technologies and Business Models.
The Alliance’s goal is to minimise the volume of plastic waste disposed to landfill or incineration and to maximise the value recovered from recycled plastics in order to contribute to the cost of collection and investment in waste management infrastructure. One of a number of contributions to achieve this is through Advanced Recycling. This refers to new emerging technologies that enable capturing the value of post-use plastics – recycling used plastic back to high value products. It includes recent advancements in the available technology for sorting waste, and for recycling through mechanical or chemical transformation processes.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste will build on all these new technologies, starting with a focus on emerging technologies for chemical recycling. This includes technologies which convert used plastic products either back into new plastic, the original building blocks (feedstock) for new pristine quality plastic, or liquid fuels such as heating oils, diesel, waxes, and other valuable products.
This RFP supports the acceleration of technologies and business models that recover the economic value of plastic waste, ultimately serving as a solution to significantly increase recycling through chemical conversion technologies.
Proposals can be submitted by all entities and organisations—public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit. The application period runs from now till 30th April 2021.
For more information on the evaluation criteria and proposal submission, please visit: https://endplasticwaste.org/en/request-for-proposal
About the Alliance to End Plastic Waste
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international non-profit organisation partnering with government, environmental and economic development NGOs and communities around the world to address the challenge to end plastic waste in the environment. Through programmes and partnerships, the Alliance focuses on solutions in four strategic areas: infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, and clean up. As of January 2021, the Alliance has more than 50 member companies and supporters representing global companies and organisations across the plastic value chain. For more information, visit:endplasticwaste.org