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Evaluation of Emerging Plastics - Recycling Technologies and Management Strategies

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23-07-058October 2023
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Author(s) Sohrab Haghighi Mood, Georgine Yorgey, Manuel Garcia Perez
Description This literature review identifies the most significant, appropriate, and scalable technologies currently being promoted for chemical recycling applications, including gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW), pyrolysis of MSW, and carbonization of MSW. Many of these technologies are mature and are being newly applied to plastic feedstock. We explain each approach's major strengths and weaknesses to the extent this information is available in the literature. We also describe the plastics conversion products of each technology (fuel, upcycled plastics, downcycled plastics, etc.) and how these products might be integrated into more holistic waste management approaches that support a more circular economy.
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Keywords recycle, plastic, pyrolysis, recyclable materials, chemical, recyclable material, recycling, carbonization, emerging