Mechanical recycling of plastic has been the primary approach to recycling, yet it remains to have serious issues. Recycling plastic using mechanical techniques (shredding, grinding, melting, etc.) is a challenge since
a) it degrades the properties of the polymer during processing and
b) improper sorting will affect the purity of the output.
Chemical recycling has been slow to catch on. Until now.
This article explores the commercial advancements in chemical recycling of plastic waste using pyrolysis, patent activity and the potential benefits to adjacent industries. Get the article here.
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