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The new Chemical Recycling Network, which was founded just before the summer holidays, is off to a flying start with 10 frontrunners. These are companies that are active in the field of chemical recycling, which is currently developing strongly.
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The Network is an initiative of Circular Biobased Delta. It connects and supports entrepreneurs in seizing the opportunities that this new branch of industry offers. There is a great need for this, as became apparent earlier this year during a CBBD network event on pyrolysis.

Members of the Network can take part in network and knowledge events to inform themselves about the latest developments, exchange experiences and put forward issues for joint action. Examples are permits, financing, insurance, standardisation of products, value chain optimisation, consortium formation and market analyses. The initiation of subsidy projects and lobbying are also part of the activities of the Chemical Recycling Network.


Marcel van Berkel and Joop Groen, business development managers of CBBD, coordinate and initiate these activities and add their expertise. “In this way, the network wants to promote and accelerate the development of pyrolysis technology and other forms of chemical recycling,” says Marcel van Berkel. “After all, it is very important for circular economy. It is an end-of-life solution for problematic plastics that can otherwise only be incinerated or landfilled. The technology is therefore attracting a lot of attention and is undergoing strong development.” Joop Groen adds: “With our expertise and network we want to play a catalysing role in the development and scaling up of successful chemical recycling technologies. The goal of the network is to realise economic growth, circularity and reduction of CO2 emissions.”

Chemical recycling is an innovative processing technique for plastic packaging waste, using technologies such as depolymerisation, pyrolysis and gasification. It contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and to the realisation of circular use of raw materials. In the Plastics Transition Agenda, the ambition is to achieve 250 kt of chemical recycling output per year by 2030.

For more information or to register, visit the website of Circular Biobased Delta.

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