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Archive for August 2017

Prevent Persistent Plastic: Get Fired Up About Pyrolysis!

Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels via Pyrolysis

This video does a good job of explaining Pyrolysis, in this case, Thermochemical. Pyrolysis is a viable solution to preventing  persistent plastic. Instead of increasing waste in landfills or having plastic end up in our oceans, the end product is high-quality biofuel.

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Tire Pyrolysis Is Being Rolled Out In The USA

Pyrolysis of scrap tires offers an environmentally and economically feasible method for transforming waste tires into heat and electrical energy.

Let’s stop filling our landfills with old tires!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

Pyrolysis of scrap tires offers an environmentally and economically feasible method for transforming waste tires into heat and electrical energy.

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Dow $50K Grants: Convert Plastics to Valuable Energy Resources

A recent article in Packaging World, a website that talks about packaging news, trends & innovations, mentions how Dow Chemicals, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, is planning to award two $50,000 grants (open to municipalities, non-profits, materials recovery facilities, and other qualifying organizations)  to establish  Hefty® Energy Bag™ programs. The goal:  keep non-recycled sandwich and snack bags, juice pouches, and other flexible packaging from landfills.

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