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ScarabTech, South Africa

Joint Venture Partners

How Our Technology Works For You

Pyrolysis is a proven global technology that converts waste streams into energy.

The EU-certified pyrolysis plants developed and manufactured by our Joint Venture partners ScarabTech are the only mobile plastic pyrolysis plants in the world able to produce usable fuels straight from the plant without the need for further processing.

This makes production much more efficient as it significantly reduces or eliminates transport and processing costs.

Our containerised plants can fit on the back of a truck and process up to 1 tonne of non-recylable plastic waste per day which produces up to 800 litres of usable fuels.

This allows Plastics Pirate to give plastic a value at the source of the problem and prove that plastic is a commodity, not to be carelessly discarded, but instead valued, collected and re-used. Profitably!

Our plants are capable of producing a high-grade, high-yield oil for use in varied applications

Running the plant
The plant generates its own fuel to operate
Produce Fuels
A viable replacement for diesel and unleaded-type fuels to power vehicles and machinery
Create Plastic
Produce naptha-type oil to replace fossil fuel oils used to make plastic
The gas generated by the plant can also be used to run it
Carbon Black
Byproduct that can be used for road construction, roof tiles and as a fire retardant

1 tonne
of plastic


for consumption


to power plant


for reuse


Type 1.

Polyethylene Terephthalate


A tough plastic commonly used for clear bottles and food trays that discolors if you bend it.

Plastics Pirate can repurpose

Type 5.



Used for butter and margarine tubs, clear takeaway containers and bottle caps, shatters into stripes if compressed.

Plastics Pirate can process

Type 2.

High-Density Polyethylene


A thick tough plastic that will spring back if bent used for white milk bottles, bleach-type bottles and washing machine liquids.

Plastics Pirate can process

Type 6.

Polystyrene or Styrofoam


Tears or pulls apart, used for yoghurt containers, insulated disposable cups, some trays and parcel packaging.

Plastics Pirate can process

Type 4.

Low-Density Polyethylene


Usually flexible and easily torn, used for plastic bags, plastic wrapping & cling film.

Plastics Pirate can process
Plastics Pirate can’t process

Type 3.

Polyvinyl Chloride

(PVC – U)

Cracks and crinkles, used for clear bottles, food trays, toys, piping and wire insulation.

Type 7.


Very tough and likely to shatter, used for reading glasses, CDs and DVDs and cases, some electrical connections and wiring and general household plastics.