Dow to test plastic waste as fuel source


Dow Chemical Co. -- one of the world’s largest plastics and chemicals makers -- will run a one-day pilot test to determine if plastic waste can be used as fuel in its operations.

The trial is set to take place by the end of July at Dow’s headquarters site in Midland, Mich. Midland ranks as Dow’s second-largest U.S. manufacturing location, trailing only Freeport, Texas.

During the test, plastic waste of all shapes, sizes and resin types will be burned in order to recover its energy, Dow plastics sustainability leader...

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