Innovate UK is backing a £1.2m project with Swindon-based Recycling Technologies, the University of Birmingham, the University of Surrey, and Cranfield University to further develop chemical recycling technology in the UK.

Recycling Technologies has spearheaded the development of a chemical solution which turns “unrecyclable” light plastics into new plastic.

The research project aims to further develop and enhance the RT7000, a machine manufactured by Recycling Technologies which converts waste plastics into Plaxx – a recycled feedstock which can be used to manufacture new plastic.