To meet the ambitious targets ahead of us, all possible processes and technologies must be considered to ensure end-of-life plastics are not disposed in landfills. Chemical recycling can repurpose used plastics into new products, including new plastics, industrial products, and transportation fuels. In addition to creating new products, these technologies keep these plastic materials circulating within the existing infrastructure and economy.
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Topics:Plastics, Recycling, Plastic scrap, Sanitary landfills
“The United States’ contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean”
“Technical feasibility of zero waste for paper and plastic wastes”.
Waste and Biomass Valorization
NYC Department of Sanitation. 2017b. SubSort Data: City and Boroughs. New York: NYC Department of Sanitation. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/reports/waste-characterization.
“Quantitative Analysis of Residential Plastic Recycling in New York City”.
Waste Management and Research
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