Speaker Interview: Tribu Persaud, Norwich Plastics
Next up on our exhibitor interview series, we catch up with Tribu Persaud, Director of Business Development at Norwich Plastics.
In addition to being a partner in Norwich Plastics, Tribu serves as Director of Business Development. His key areas of focus are circular economy, sustainability and helping manufactures deal with end-of-life management and the recycling of plastics, with a strong concentration on PVC. Tribu's main responsibilities are to divert as much material from landfill as possible and turn reclaimed materials into reusable quality compounds or composites.
What are the biggest challenges facing the market today, and how can this be overcome?
The greatest hurdle to overcome for a plastics recycler/manufacturer/brand owner is the end-of-life management of plastic manufactured products; coupled with the moral, social, and regulatory challenges that accompany. Design for recyclability as well as improving collection, sortation and handling of reclaimed plastics are paramount factors that contribute directly to the success of any post-consumer or post-industrial plastics reclamation, collection, and recycling process.
In your opinion, what do you consider to be the greatest development in your industry in the last decade?
The term advanced recycling covers a lot of ground these days, however the various pyrolyses, dissolution, plasma gasification, waste to energy and chemical recycling methods show tremendous promise, especially when married to mechanical recycling advancements such as optical sorting, NIR, XRF and other automated and semi-automated separation and sorting technologies.
How do you see the sector developing in the next five to ten years?
You will be speaking at the AMI Plastics World Expos in North America, could you give us a preview on what you will be talking about?
Tribu Persaud will be speaking at the AMI Plastics World Expos in North America.