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LyondellBasell takes leadership role in global effort to end plastic waste

LyondellBasell, Proctor & Gamble and Veolia to lead global alliance

17-Jan-2019

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world announced CEO Bob Patel has joined with Proctor & Gamble CEO David Taylor and Veolia CEO Antoine Frérot in leading the newly announced global Alliance to End Plastic Waste(AEPW). The AEPW is the first-ever ...

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Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018

Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by ...

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The circular economy – resource-efficient and digital

Can the digital transformation pave the way for resource-efficient materials cycles?

25-Aug-2017

As yet, only around 14 per cent of the raw materials used in German industry are derived from recycling processes. But how can this proportion be increased and waste disposed of in a way that is safer and more environmentally friendly? A study by the German Federal Environment Ministry takes the ...

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Fuel from sewage is the future - and it's closer than you think

04-Nov-2016

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory . The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the ...

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Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

02-Sep-2015

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut. The study, led by Dr Chris Wilcox with co-authors Dr Denise Hardesty and Dr Erik van Sebille found ...

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AkzoNobel and partners to explore use of waste as chemicals feedstock

14-Nov-2014

AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada's Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities. The collaboration features a number of industry and semi-governmental partners looking to ...

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Put a plastic bag in your tank

Converting polyethylene waste into liquid fuel

29-Jan-2014

Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Many pundits ...

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