Plastics-to-Oil Group Promotes Transformation of Used Plastics into Energy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division has formed a group that will work to enhance public policy in support of technologies that convert non-recycled plastics into petroleum based products. The Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance will work to increase awareness of the benefits of plastics-to-oil technologies, enhance the industry’s voice through expanded membership and demonstrate broad support for plastics-to-oil technologies through an expanding network of allies.

“Used plastics are a valuable resource that should be recycled whenever possible, but when recycling isn’t an economically or environmentally feasible option, there is enormous potential to transform used plastics into energy to help power America’s homes, businesses and communities. The members of ACC’s new Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance are helping to make this happen,” said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council.

ACC’s Plastics Division views the new Alliance as a complement to its existing programs to increase plastics recovery and as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover plastics.


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