air pollution

Advanced Recycling of Plastic – An Overview with Lessons from Other States

Advanced Recycling (AR), also called Chemical or Molecular Recycling, is an industrial process using chemicals and/or extreme heat (pyrolysis) to convert many kinds of plastic waste to fuel, plastic building blocks, or other chemicals. Operation details are not well known due to industrial secrecy laws. In contrast, more traditional mechanical recyclers use only a few types of plastic to shred and reshape into selected products.