By Plastic Energy
Campaigning Pilot Jeremy Rowsell has made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using conventional fuel blended with 10% fuel manufactured by the UK´s Plastic Energy, from plastic waste.
The unique "On Wings Of Waste" (OWOW) flight in a Vans aircraft RV9a has proved that end of life plastic waste can be transformed from a pollutant into a viable alternative jetA1 fuel and can be used for any diesel engines.
Dubbed the "10 per cent solution" the "On Wings Of Waste" team´s campaign to inspire people to recycle plastic waste has taken four years to get off the ground.
The four stage proposition is: re-cycle - persuading the public to support for a recycling; re-use - transforming fuel from plastic waste to be blended with Jet A1; re-fuel - airlines adopting a 10% blend of fuel derived from plastic waste, and rescue - pollution of the world´s oceans is slowed down and eventually halted.