Waste management company Biffa has joined the Poseidon Project, a cross-industry initiative aiming to create a process to chemically recycle harder grades of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material.

The project, which has received £3.4 million in funding from UK Research and Innovation, will be a collaboration between members of the PET supply chain.

‘The Poseidon Project has the potential to become a meaningful building block in expanding the UK’s recycling infrastructure, to create a more sustainable future,’ said Mick Davis, COO at Biffa. ‘We’re delighted to be involved in this transformational project which will hopefully demonstrate a sustainable way to recycle challenging grades of PET plastic.’

This story uses material from Biffa, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.