Recycling Waste Plastics

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering waste plastics or scraps of plastic and reprocessing them into useful products. Most plastic is not biodegradable, meaning that left untreated, it will be here for millions of years.   As of 2018, about 380 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide each year. From the 1950s up to…

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Future of Plastic Recycling

What is the future of plastic recycling?  According to recent reports, the U.S. generates about 40 million tons of plastic waste yearly.  About 85% goes to landfills and about 10% is incinerated.  Only the remaining 5% is recycled.  A few years ago, recycling in the U.S. was almost double that amount.  Plastic recycling is declining…

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Polyethylene Pyrolysis

Polyethylene pyrolysis has become a big business. Used in making grocery bags, shampoo bottles, children’s toys, and much more, polyethylene is the most popular plastic in the world, and despite its versatile material, has a very simple structure. Converting polyethylene and other plastic pyrolysis refers to converting them to other products by means of some…

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Plastics Pyrolysis

Plastic pyrolysis refers to converting plastics into other products by means of some thermal type treatment.  An example of such technology would be a plastic-to-fuel (PTF) technology that would convert scrap plastic into fuels. The term “conversion technology” encompasses a broad range of technologies that are used to treat a wide variety of materials in…

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Plastic Waste Experts

What do plastic waste experts or consultants do?  Almost everything is either made from plastic or wrapped in plastic. In fact, plastic is one of the most widely used, durable, and cheapest materials in the world. As an example, we currently use around 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide! The problem with most plastics…

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Plastic Recycling

Despite the many positive benefits to using plastics and the impact they have had on daily life, they currently seem to have more of a negative reputation, and plastic recycling has become a booming business.  This is due largely in part to the mismanagement of plastic waste.  While much of the plastic waste is landfilled,…

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