Plastic waste into fuel: a new form of recycling?

04/26/2012

A few startups believe the answer to both the world's waste issues and oil concerns can be solved with plastic. Plastic waste, that is. "There's no lack of plastic waste," John Bordynuik, CEO and president of JBI inc. told PlasticsToday. "It seems to increase every day." And only about 7% of plastic waste in the U.S. is recycled each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Companies like JBI Inc. hope to increase that number by converting plastic waste into fuel.

JBI transforms unsorted, unwashed plastic waste into sulphur fuel without the need for refinement. The company's patent pending Plastic2Oil (P2O) process is a commercially viable, proprietary process designed to help solve some of the country's plastic waste recycling challenges.

The P2O process accepts a wide range of difficult-to-recycle, unwashed, unsorted, mixed plastic waste that isn't normally accepted into a recycler....
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