36 min

E58: ‘Cyclical’ plastic recycling for a more circular economy with MacroCycle The Keep Cool Podcast

    • Technology

Description: Nick and the MacroCycle team discuss a paradigmatic shift from mechanical to chemical recycling in plastics recycling, why it matters, and how MacroCycle is gearing up for their first-of-a-kind recycling facility in 2024. In addition, they discuss:
Differences between ‘traditional’ mechanical recycling and chemical recyclingHow MacroCycle plans to finance and build their first commercial plantWhat it takes to scale an early-stage climate tech startup (beyond the tech)
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about the state of climate tech, recycling, energy, and more! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
Timestamps:
00:05:06 - The Limitations of Mechanical Recycling
00:06:09 - Macrocycle's Unique Chemical Process
00:07:08 - Technological Trends in Recycling
00:09:51 - Macrocycle's Business Model and Goals
00:12:31 - Regulatory Tailwinds and Challenges
00:16:10 - The Circular Nature of Macrocycle's Process
00:19:20 - Business Model and Scaling Strategy
00:23:58 - Potential Customers and Market Entry
00:27:14 - Technical and Business Challenges Ahead
00:28:11 - Team Building and Diversity
00:29:33 - Global Challenges in Plastic Recycling
Learn more on MacroCycle’s website: https://www.macrocycle.tech/
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

Description: Nick and the MacroCycle team discuss a paradigmatic shift from mechanical to chemical recycling in plastics recycling, why it matters, and how MacroCycle is gearing up for their first-of-a-kind recycling facility in 2024. In addition, they discuss:
Differences between ‘traditional’ mechanical recycling and chemical recyclingHow MacroCycle plans to finance and build their first commercial plantWhat it takes to scale an early-stage climate tech startup (beyond the tech)
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about the state of climate tech, recycling, energy, and more! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
Timestamps:
00:05:06 - The Limitations of Mechanical Recycling
00:06:09 - Macrocycle's Unique Chemical Process
00:07:08 - Technological Trends in Recycling
00:09:51 - Macrocycle's Business Model and Goals
00:12:31 - Regulatory Tailwinds and Challenges
00:16:10 - The Circular Nature of Macrocycle's Process
00:19:20 - Business Model and Scaling Strategy
00:23:58 - Potential Customers and Market Entry
00:27:14 - Technical and Business Challenges Ahead
00:28:11 - Team Building and Diversity
00:29:33 - Global Challenges in Plastic Recycling
Learn more on MacroCycle’s website: https://www.macrocycle.tech/
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

36 min

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