Method for Recycling Plastic Waste

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Recycling is taking old or used plastic waste and creating new materials to be reused. Currently, 90 percent of that old or used plastic waste ends up in a landfill and some even ends up in the ocean. Then the waste takes hundreds of years to decompose and during that it releases toxins into the environment. Recycling is supposed to help the environment by reusing the waste so it does not end up causing harm to the environment.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new technology for recycling. This new technology can recycle plastic waste into useful materials. This can covert more than 90 percent of the plastic waste into pristine polymers, clean fuels, or monomers. This technology can help major companies change how they deal with their waste management and actually help the environment. This also provides incentives to major companies to adopt this new technology because it would be a great look for them by being more economical.

-Converts plastic to useful products
-Provides incentives to implement technology
-Can convert plastics into fuels

Potential Applications:
-Waste management
-Polymer manufacturing
Apr 19, 2019
Utility Patent
United States
Jan 19, 2021

Apr 19, 2018
United States
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