The answer to the challenge is: New Plastic Circle (NPC). NPC turns plastic waste back into its elements. This uses a tested technology which based on the first pilot system has already successfully demonstrated that the cycle can start again. Plastic waste is sorted using a specially developed sort-and-shred technology. After removing PVC and PET parts as well as metals it can be converted efficiently. Another benefit: Most of the materials sorted out can also be returned to the cycle and aren’t lost.
The valuable base material this produces: Oil!
And at the current level of development, the technology supported by NPC does in 60 minutes what takes nature centuries!