Almost 15 million tonnes of waste are sent to landfill each year in the UK. It is essential to reduce this as far as possible to minimise the environmental impact. CPI supported the technology company Fiberight to improve and scale up their process for separating, cleaning and processing organic and plastic parts of mixed waste. Once separated, the recyclable fraction of the waste can be converted into renewable materials or fuels.
CPI’s contribution played a central role in demonstrating the technology’s commercial viability to investors and stakeholders. Once commercialised, this technology has the potential to allow 60-70% of all municipal solid waste in the UK to be recycled and converted into useful raw materials, some 9-10 million tonnes per year. Such an achievement would be a significant step in helping the UK become a leading player in sustainable development.