The human ecological footprint is increasing at an alarming rate. The enormous amount of plastic waste that ends up in the environment every day plays a major role in this. Currently, only a small percentage of plastic waste is being recycled into new products. This means that the rest of the plastic waste ends up in landfills, in nature, or is burnt. In 2018, the European Committee put in place guidelines that have to make sure that 55% of the plastic waste will be recycled in 2030.
In order to achieve this goal, we have to work at separating the mixture of plastic waste, to create a pure raw material for high-quality new plastic products.
Plastic Recycling Amsterdam offers an innovative solution for recycling collected plastic into
a high-quality raw material. The recycling factory in Amsterdam uses Magnetic Density Separation (MDS): a special technology that makes recycling mixed plastic waste flows a lot more efficient.
Plastic Recycling Amsterdam is a collaboration between TU Delft, Umincorp, and Milieu Service Nederland.
Vision: Our goal is to achieve circularity of polymers.
Mission: creating economic circularity by using our innovative technology to turn mixtures of different synthetic materials into 99% pure polymers.
Milieu Service Nederland
Milieu Service Nederland (MSN) arranges waste management for customers throughout the Netherlands. The starting point is offering excellent customer service, with a focus on saving costs, sustainability, and good service.
This can be achieved by making sure that the different waste flows are collected and processed separately.
Milieu Service Nederland is convinced that organisations would like to have one point of contact for all of their waste flows. MSN can collect the waste flows and advise organisations on the best and most environmentally sound ways to collect and dispose of waste flows.
Milieu Service Nederland strives for the highest quality in all of its activities.
The Magnetic Density Separation (MDS) technology was originally invented by the Resources and Recycling Group of Delft University of Technology.
From the early idea in 2005, the research group lead by professor Peter Rem has contributed successfully to its further development.
The MDS technology has been brought to industrial performance levels by Umincorp. Umincorp holds the patents on all crucial aspects of the MDS technology and offers MDS installations for a wide range of applications.
Umincorp has a R&D program to optimize processes for fine material separation in cooperation with various knowledge institutes.