Lack of clear definitions in the issues related to “RECYCLING” has for many years created misunderstandings and confusion in the industry.
A general perception is still that the term recycling is identical to mechanical recycling (including reusing), both based on a separation process, where everything must be put into different waste streams…
– This is neither viable nor sustainable that so much of the waste (especially textile residues) ends up in landfills or sent for incineration.
In order to succeed in achieving set climate goals, the market needs access to alternatives to mechanical recycling, as it has its limitations and is both time-consuming and expensive.
“Feedstock Recycling”, a broader form of “Chemical Recycling” must be seen as an sustainable alternative, it is one of the most profitable and flexible recycling solutions on the market, seen from both input material (feedstock) and end products.
Swestep offers a Game Changing Catalytic Conversion Process (“Feedstock Recycling Technology”) that can recycle all hydrocarbon based waste into a Fossil Free, CO2 Neutral Synthetic Oil. A solution where fossil-dependent industries can become fossil-independent in a viable environmental and profitable way.
FASHION FACTS – Fast fashion makes shopping for clothes more affordable, but it comes at an environmental cost, and a large share of the 150 billion garments that are produced each year go to waste.
– The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions
– Is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply
– And pollutes the oceans with micro plastics.
– So, time for change
– Time to take the next step
#Swestep – Next Generation Recycling Technology
“Synthetic fuels have become an important way of reaching carbon neutral utilization of hydrocarbon-based fuels for combustion engines”.
In order to create viable conditions for sustainable climate transition to a true fossils independent society we must be realistic from both an economic and environmental perspective.
Time and high costs for infrastructure changes, complex purchasing models throughout the transport sector and last but not least, a clear agenda must be drawn up on how to handle and recycle all types of no longer desirable means of transport.
All alternatives regarding fuels and engines must be considered before making a decision on what to prioritize and support by decision-makers.
Choice of route is of utmost importance if we are to manage an sustainable transition to a fossil-independent transport sector.
Swestep’s CC Process (Catalytic Conversion Process // Feedstock Recycling and Energy Recovery) is a sustainable solution for the production of renewable synthetic aviation fuels.
SWESTEP’s end products are renewable synthetic fuels, (For the entire transport sector – Air, Land and Sea)
A synthetic raw oil that can be refined into performance chemicals as a fossil-free alternative to the entire Petrochemical industry sector.
Swestep offers a ” Sustainable Game Changer” where we can stop depleting our earth’s resources and turn waste into assets with high value.
#Swestep – Next Generation Recycling Technology
To enable all plastic-based products to become circular, from the packaging industry to the automotive industry, requires both a sustainable and green technology that corresponds to future producer responsibility.
Producer responsibility and requirements for sorting and material recycling of plastic waste shall be set against the Swedish Government’s decision on a ban of direct incineration or disposal of waste that is collected separately to be prepared for reuse or for material recycling.
Today, only a small part of all plastic is recycled, and this is done mechanically. Simplified, you can say that you recycle plastic into plastic, but Mechanical Recycling often gives a lower quality than the original, which affects the requirements the plastics industry have to take towards durability and quality on the end product.
The challenge is to create new conditions for a sustainable circular production of plastic and see the challenge from a product-life cycle perspective, with focus on identifying raw material that can replace the market’s dependence of fossil raw materials. It will require a technology that can produce a chemical raw liquid (Synthetic oil) that can be refined into performance chemicals that meet the market requirements.
One of the alternatives is Feedstock Recycling, a broader type of chemical recycling process. Here, the Swedish company SWESTEP has come a long way, the company’s CC technology (Catalytic Conversion Process) can recycle all types of hydrocarbon-based waste into a synthetic CO2 neutral oil that gives the industry greater flexibility, as it gives the plastics more lives. A circular recycling technology that can be repeated several times, and each time contributes the same benefit to the environment.
-So, now is the time ready to break the industry’s fossil dependence and stop depleting the earth’s resources. Create viable conditions for a true circular economy, where the focus is on sustainable value chains with a recycling technology that can minimize the plastic’s ecological footprint.
Time to take the next step
Time for change
The Circularity Gap Report 2021
The Reports provide insights into the global metabolism and key levers for transitioning to circularity, as well as supporting decision-makers by communicating metrics and better measurement of the circular economy to guide their action.
To understand how circular economy strategies can contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement; we first need to understand where we stand today and how material extraction and GHG emissions are linked.
The Circle Economy’s Circularity Gap Report revealed that our world is only 8.6% circular, leaving a massive Circularity Gap.
A solution to replace fossil energy and raw materials to renewable, sustainable or circular alternatives is not found in one invention alone, it must be a combination of many different solutions.
But most importantly, it is time to break the world’s fossil dependence on exploitation and depletion of our planets resources…
MAKE PLASTIC WASTE USEFUL
– Plastic could be Fantastic – If made Circular and Sustainable with clear rules, laws and requirements about where and how it must be recycled –
The industry and decision makers have to rethink how their value plastic and polymeric products and see it as a circular material. The responsibility for producing, handling and recycling, from a product life cycle perspective – must be put on the producer. They are the ones who push prices, margin and pollutes our oceans, water and land.
PLASTIC FEEDSTOCK – Time to give plastic waste a value, price and meaning… See plastic waste and residues as a non fossil feedstock to be recycled into renewable fuels for the transport sector or virgin grade recycled material for the chemical industry to refine into performing chemicals for all fossil dependent industries.
SOLUTION PROVIDER – A SWESTEP Plant can recycle/turn all organic hydrocarbon-based waste and residues, including plastic, into renewable fuels (for Air-Land-Sea) or additives and virgin raw oils to refine into performance chemicals for the petrochemical industry. (New Raw materials that can help fossil dependent industries close the loop for future production of plastic, textile, cosmetic, medicine glue and binding materials)
SWESTEP intends to develop and roll out their technology on an industrial scale as it has the potential to:
• Recycle plastics for which there are limited other viable and effective recycling solutions and technologies today.
• Remove all undesired substances in the process.
• Produce virgin grade oils, sustainable additives and renewable fuels
• Turn biomass and solid waste/residues into valuable feedstock for the chemical industry or fuel for the transport sector.
SOLUTION PROCESS – Through the patented *CC process, plastic waste is broken down to fuels, oil or gaseous liquid products for the chemical industry. These hydrocarbon-based materials (feedstock) could replace todays fossil feedstock and be used to produce new sustainable and circular products, plastic being one segment among others.
THE CC TECHNOLOGY – A SWESTEP Plant – The Next Generation Process Technology for Sustainable Recycling Production.
– No high temperatures creating cancerogen materials and gases
– Low pressure -0.05 bar
– Co2 neutral
– High efficiency
– Great variation on insert material
– Great variation on the end product
– Circular economy
– Co2 Neutral economy
– Strengthens the local and regional independent of oil import
– No greenhouse gases from production
Time to leave the fossil dependence
Time to take the next step
*CC = Catalytic Conversion Process