Project ID:
RIV-22-23-REC

Improve plastic recycling

Sector:
Waste

The solution

Recnorec develops a thermomechanical process recycling plastic wastes that would be burnt otherwise. These wastes are first transformed into composite boards and the final material is finally processed by our ESAT partners for various outdoor applications: urban furniture, coastal or landscape development, etc.Unlike traditional recycling methods, this innovative low-tech process does not require any prior sorting or washing and therefore allows considerable savings in water and energy.The Recnorec solution comes after the stages of prevention, reuse and recycling of plastic waste. Our solution is the last line of defence before landfill and incineration.

Key impact

of plastics need to be recycled by 2030
x3
of plastics need to be recycled by 2030
carbon impact reduction
-75%
carbon impact reduction
tons recycled per year by Recnorec by 2030
3000
tons recycled per year by Recnorec by 2030

The issue

Even if in common understanding, plastic wastes are widely recycled, it is absolutely not the case. In France, more than half of plastic waste is at best burnt to create energy, if not worse.

Sustainable Development Goals

Building useful materials from waste is one of the way to foster a sustainable industrialization
Building useful materials from waste is one of the way to foster a sustainable industrialization
Recnorec aims to develop local sourcing supply chains and small recovery facilities to scale while being respectful of cities and people.
Recnorec aims to develop local sourcing supply chains and small recovery facilities to scale while being respectful of cities and people.
Recnorec ensures the recovery of waste materials into useful material that can be recycled 5+ times.
Recnorec ensures the recovery of waste materials into useful material that can be recycled 5+ times.
Recnorec allows plastic to be produced with a substancial reduction in GHG emissions
Recnorec allows plastic to be produced with a substancial reduction in GHG emissions

Core Carbon Principles

01

Unicity

All Recnorec carbon credits are only available on Riverse registry. The carbon credits covers all the activities of Recnorec.


02

Measurability & reality

Recnorec carbon avoidances are calculated with a cradle-to-grave comparative lifecycle analysis, on "global warming" criteria, following ISO 14067 norm.
All carbon credits currenly available are ex-post, meaning the carbon avoidances have already been verified and thus are real.
Key impact criterias:

  • tons of wastes collected
  • t.km travelled
  • tons of new material produced
03

Additionnality

Currently, alternatives to Recnorec are 4 times more carbon-intensive but far cheaper. Carbon credits help to scale the process to be more competitive, respecting the financial additionnality criteria.
There is no regulation making Recnorec very efficient recycling process compulsory, respecting the regulation additionnality criteria.

04

Permanence

Carbon avoidances are not concerned by permanence criteria as avoidance are effective immediately without reversibility.


05

Rebound effects

Recnorec is aligned with the European Taxonomy and do not harm any of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Avoidance of leakage is also taken into account during the certification process.


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