Innovation in Depolymerization of Waste Plastics | Circular Economy | Eliminating Waste Plastics from the Ocean & Landfills | #BEATPOLLUTION
- Dr. Alzuhairi, our Chief Scientist from our scientific team, has successfully researched and tested the depolymerization process of waste plastics* (SDG13), the primary purpose and application is used to combat land degradation and soil erosion (SDG15), water conservation and water rationalisation (SDG6) crisis faced by the modern world. Besides, the impact of desert and dry climate on human health are disastrous, but the health benefits Dr. Alzuhairi’s technology bring are immeasurable. Nevertheless, further research also indicates that such technologies can be used for many other applications, such that:
- “The process of using polymers in the soil is deemed as one of the most modern researches in the world and it is important in combating desertification and soil stabilization as well as rationalising water consumption by increasing the ability of soil to conserve water for a longer period. The idea of the research is to dismantle plastic waste and return it to the polymer’s construction unit by the depolymerization process. The polymer’s construction unit is known for its high ability to conserve water which has been demonstrated by the initial results of locally performed scientific research and testing, and also has a strong cohesion and adhesion, which helps more soil cohesion and combating desertification and forest restoration (land degradation neutrality).
- Also, as we attended the One Planet Summit in Paris on 11th December, it is widely known that our generations are running out of time in the race to protect and save our planet & ocean from numerous types of pollution, including plastics being the most alarming.
- Unfortunately, such innovative R&D requires separate fundraising needs and as result we have embarked on a search for additional funding from major Climate Change Fund agencies to help us save the Planet from Plastic Wastes. Every second of the day, millions of waste plastics are polluting and degrading our land, ocean, forests and biodiversity. Sadly, very little is being done to curtail the damage to the Earth, Land & our Ocean, and somewhere someone has to Act upon it, and we have bravely taken the Challenge and these practical steps.
The next step and advanced scientific research project we seek to start targets the following end-results;
The proposed advanced project research will not only solve an existing problems of environmental pollution, but also create opportunities for economic development. Addressing an important issue (waste of PET bottles). As stated below, the higher value polymers that can potentially be developed as byproducts will enhance the financial viability of the proposed recycle/reuse method, and create business opportunities in the region and internationally.
(i) Chemical depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET, water bottle plastic) to useful monomers and,
(ii) The subsequent use of these post-consumer, recycled monomers for creating novel polymers, usually with other alternative applications.
We seek to improve one or all of the following materials by Additive from Chemical Depolymerized of Waste Water Bottles;
– Coating and Painting
– The Concrete
– Asphalt (Bitumen)
– Fuel creating
– Creating novel polymers for adhesions
Furthermore the Depolymerization process can benefit many more applications, such as:
– To improve Asphalt mixture for sustainable road construction
– To improve concrete in the construction of houses & buildings, providing more heat and sound insulation and low density and create sustainable buildings,
– Also, the new materials derived from waste polymers will thus create new polymers, which will receive high value and high price for medical application, for instance
– Furthermore, we are confident that we can reverse the waste polymers possibly to its “original petroleum, i.e. back to its liquid fuel form”
- There are currently very little being done in the world to combat Waste Plastic pollution, but at the same time our Land, Ocean and Forests are suffering from Waste Plastics and this is damaging Biodiversity at an alarming rate. New solutions in the market propose biodegradable plastics, which nonetheless is still derived from Fossil Fuel and adding to the World’s carbon footprint. Our research primarily focuses on eradicating & eliminating Waste Plastics and educating people around the world that Waste Plastics has a residual monetary value and Waste Plastics are not to be treated merely as Garbage, as it can be used as a high value ingredient and as primary resources for many other applications. We shall also facilitate understanding to Manufacturing companies that they can do better to manage plastic fabrication and help in building a Circular Economy.
- Our mission is to spread mass awareness to plastic Polluters as well as non-Polluters that Waste Plastics have a monetary value to them. Mining fossil fuel from the ground requires huge investments (which we oppose at first place, this practice should stop immediately). However, extracting & refining petrochemicals is an expensive process, which in turn then puts a price on any form of plastic (similar to scrap metal collectors driving around in vans – refer to picture below). Once people’s mindset have changed around the world and their perceptions that waste plastic can be re-utilised into other applications, then we would have won the first battle against plastic pollution and plastic polluters.
Our Technology: First results of Waste Plastics in our Laboratories show that once purified,
these can be used in combating Land Degradation and improve Global Food security
Water conservation and water rationalisation that converts Desert sand into Soil properties to grow food