Free online training for the recyclers of tomorrow

Start your recycling business

90% of ocean plastic pollution comes from 20 to 30 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, as they lack industrial waste management systems.

In these countries, many entrepreneurs are developing or wish to develop recycling initiatives to make plastic waste a lever for economic development and fight pollution. These initiatives are led by self-taught and isolated entrepreneurs in an informal economy.

The Recycling Academy program is part of the “Clean Up The Past” strategy of the project and aims to train local entrepreneurs in the basics of plastic waste recycling.

Online training

Training on plastic waste recycling

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With the Recycling Academy, we offer an accessible online training program to independently familiarize oneself with the issues of plastic recycling and learn the basics to develop one’s own plastic waste transformation plant with semi-industrial production capacity.

Find technical training guides, presentations, videos, and a library of practical content to go further in your learning of recycling or in the management of your activity.

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This training is for you if:

  • You want to launch your plastic recycling project
  • You have launched your project and you want to improve your recycling process
  • You are committed to reducing plastic pollution in your country
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit




Training on recycling

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Familiarize yourself with the basics of recycling by learning to identify plastics and build your own waste treatment plant, independently, with our available course and annexes.

Available in 🇫🇷 and 🇬🇧

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The recycling ecosystem
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Course 1

Transform waste into products
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Course 2

Build my recycling center
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Course 3

Build a viable business model
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Training mini-guides

Discover our free mini-guides on plastic recycling. These simple and practical guides, just a few pages long, are available in French, English, Spanish, and are organized by theme: Business, Technical, Entrepreneurship, Operational.

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[Business] What can I recycle plastic waste into?

Products ideas and easy market study guide

[Tech] 3D printing from PET bottles

A step-by-step tutorial

[Entrepreneurship] 12 (or 50?) things to check before starting a plastic recycling project

An easy checklist to get started

[Case Study] Capobianco Soluciones EcolĂłgicas

Documentation of a plastic recycling initiative in the Dominican Republic

[Recycling Process] From small-scale to semi-industrial production of pavers (or tiles)

Everything you need to know about the “plastics – sand” line

[Social] What about social engineering & community engagement?

A neglected key pillar for recycling projects’ success

[Operational] How and why characterize a waste feedstock?

Practical guide and Case study

[Finance] How to make a decision to invest in recycling machines?

Turnkey tool and profitability criteria

[Entrepreneurship] How to monetize positive externalities from my plastic recycling business?

From barely profitable to fully resilient: here’s how

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    Jean-Baptiste Grassin


    Training Manager

    Tom Bebien


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    Have you completed the training and now wish to go further and be supported to launch your plastic waste recycling business? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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