Chemical Recycling

Chemical recycling refers to processes that turn plastic polymers back into individual monomers, allowing post-consumer plastic materials to be reused.  TARGET USERS: Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Chemical recycling returns plastic to the chemical building blocks that make up the material while avoiding the burning of plastics. MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Traditional physical or mechanical recycling typically grinds down plastic into […]

Mechanical Recycling

Mechanical recycling is the processing of plastic waste into secondary raw material without significantly changing the chemical structure of the material. TARGET USERS: Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Transitioning to a circular economy that retains plastic in its highest value condition is essential to reduce environmental impacts, promoting reduction, reuse, and recycling. MORE INFORMATION: THE […]