Totus has signed a contract with the Anglesey-based green technology and recycling company Orthios, to supply it with up to 27,000 tonnes of non-recyclable plastics a year for transformation into oil.
The arrangement will help divert plastic waste away from landfill, incineration or unintentionally finding its way into our environment, while also providing industry with vital ingredients with a lower carbon footprint than is generally available.
The plastics supplied by Totus will be used in two ways. First, Orthios will sift out plastics which lend themselves readily to new uses. Secondly, the remainder will enter Orthios’ ground-breaking Plastics-to-Oil process for transformation into a zero-sulphur blending oil and other substitutes for crude oil derivatives, which are of use to industry, including construction and manufacturing.
Speaking of the agreement, Andy Jones, Managing Director of Totus Environmental said:
“I’m delighted that we have been able to establish a strategic partnership with Orthios, that will draw on our expertise withing the industry. Personally, I have been following with interest the advances in Plastic to Oil technology in recent years and have been impressed with what Orthios have put together. Whilst our focus as a society must remain on looking at alternatives to plastics, there is unlikely to be a short or even medium-term solution to this problem, so I am pleased to be able to offer our UK clients an alternative to incineration or landfill.”
Orthios CEO Sean McCormick added:
“By working alongside Totus, we gain a reliable supply of plastics for our ground-breaking Plastics to Oil process while also benefitting from Totus’ exceptional knowledge of the waste management sector and logistics experience. Together we can look forward to playing a significant part in reducing fossil fuel dependency, tackling climate change and building a sustainable, prosperous and carbon-neutral future.”