Pure North Recycling recycles plastic with environmentally friendly energy sources and the geothermal energy is the main role. Today, Pure North Recycling is the only company in Iceland that fully recycles plastic. In the recycling, dirty plastic waste is converted into plastic pallets that are sold for the production of new plastic products in Iceland and abroad. Plastic pollution is a serious environmental problem of man-made and ever-increasing. It is important for each nation to become sustainable with its cycle economy and recycling its plastic. The aim of recycling is to make plastic back to plastic and to complete recycling leaving as little or no carbon footprint as no chemical substances are used in the processing. The Pure North Recycling process is unique in the world, environmentally friendly and based on Icelandic ingenuity.
Plastic pollution is beginning to affect the ecosystem as a whole, and not least the marine ecosystem. Icelanders are heavily involved in the fishing industry and tourism with untouched nature in the foreground, and now this development threatens our performance and well-being. Pure North's activities are well in line with the government's action plan on climate issues as well as action plans on plastics. Plastic is to become plastic again and for every ton of recycled plastic, 1.8 tons of oil is saved. The Pure North Recycling biomass analysis compares Pure North Recycling's processing methods with recycling elsewhere in Europe and Asia. The results show that the lowest environmental impact is on the final processing of Pure North Recycling in Iceland. Environmental impacts are lowest in 13 of the 14 impact categories measured in terms of environmental impact. According to these results, carbon dioxide saving of Pure North Recycling has reached 1.52 tonnes of CO2 eq per tonne of plastic.
Pure North Recycling recycles plastic with "green energy", which is steam energy and electricity from the steam power plant with the aim of leaving complete recycling as little or no carbon footprint. Today, Pure North Recycling is the only company in Iceland that fully recycles plastic. The production method is unique on a global scale, where the geothermal heat is utilized in the production process, which both makes the process more environmentally friendly and the operating costs are lower.
The company is four years old and recycles most of the plastic roll as a case in Iceland, or around 2000 tonnes per year. Pure North Recycling is taking its first steps in the recycling of hard plastic and plans to recycle in addition to packaging plastic but 95% of unprocessed packaging plastic has been shipped. It is therefore a lot of work, but it is estimated that for every tonne of plastic recycled, about 1.8 tonnes of oil will be saved.
Plastic pollution is a serious environmental problem of man-made and ever-increasing. Plastic pollution is beginning to affect the ecosystem as a whole, and not least the marine ecosystem. Icelanders are heavily involved in fisheries and tourism with untouched nature and now this development threatens our performance and well-being.
|Sigurður Halldórsson||Founder and Managing Director|
|Áslaug Hulda Jónsdóttir||Business and development|
|Börkur Smári Kristinsson||environmental Engineer|
|Bjarni Benediktsson||software Engineer|
|Dagný Hauksdóttir||industrial Engineer|