We are Pure North Recycling

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.

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Pure North Recycling recycles plastic with "green energy", that is, steam energy and electricity from steam power plants, with the aim of leaving the processing 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 in the world, as geothermal energy is used in the production, which both makes the process more environmentally friendly and operating costs are lower.

 

The company is four years old and recycles most of the hay roll plastic that occurs in Iceland, or about 2000 tons per year. Pure North Recycling is taking its first steps in recycling hard plastic and aims to recycle packaging plastic as well, as 95% of unprocessed packaging plastic is exported. There is therefore a lot of work to be done, but it is estimated that for every tonne recycled from plastic, 1.8 tonnes of oil are saved.

 

Plastic pollution is a serious man-made environmental problem that is growing. Plastic pollution is beginning to affect the ecosystem as a whole and not least the marine ecosystem. Icelanders have a large stake in the fishing industry and tourism with untouched nature, and now this development threatens our profitability and well-being.

Life cycle analysis of the Pure North recycling process

Employees

Sigurður Halldórsson Founder and Managing Director sigurdur@purenorth.is
Áslaug Hulda Jónsdóttir Business and development aslaug@purenorth.is
Börkur Smári Kristinsson environmental Engineer borkur@purenorth.is
Edda Ríkharðsdóttir finances edda@purenorth.is
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