People & Appointments

Promotion as firm looks to roll out innovative plastic waste recycling technology

Written by Peter Davison.

Marvine BesongA Swindon company whose innovative new technology converts plastic waste back into oil – diverting it from landfill – has promoted employee Marvine Besong to the position of technical director.

Since joining Recycling Technologies in 2015, Marvine has been instrumental in helping define and deliver the beta plant which the Recycling Technologies operates in South Marston.

His focus will now be on ensuring the development and productivity of the RT7000 which will enter production this year, with the first machine being installed in Perthshire at the end of the year.

“Increasing the sustainability of plastics is one of the most important topics in the waste, packaging and petrochemical sectors and I’m proud to be part of an organisation leading the recycling revolution for currently ‘hard to recycle’ plastics and converting plastic back to oil," said Marvine.

"Recycling Technologies’ goal is to install 1300 RT7000 machines worldwide, capable of diverting 10million tonnes of plastic waste from landfill or incineration.

"Continuous improvement and the development of our technology is key to achieving its vision, starting with our initial fleet of twelve machines.

"These will be mass-assembled and installed in waste centres, enabling our customers, the waste operators, to improve recycling rates and make cost savings."

Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies, said: "Marvine is a proven leader and his promotion is testament to his talent and track record in the design and delivery of our pilot Beta Plant.

"As a valued member of the Recycling Technologies’ team, in his new role Marvine will play a vital part in continuously developing our research centre and the effectiveness of our machines to recycle plastic and convert it to Plaxx.

"Marvine has been essential in the progress of our economically attractive RT7000 machine that converts plastic into a valuable oil and reduces waste to landfill.

"He is now leading our talented team of engineers and scientists to ensure that our 2019 plans are on time and to the high quality our investors expect.”

Marvine has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a professional certificate in Plant Layout and Piping design from the Engineering Institute of Technology.

Before joining Recycling Technologies, Marvine worked for Lasershape Ltd as a project lead and engineer of design and planning.