Catalytic Upcycling of Waste Plastics I: Focus on Commodity Plastic Waste | AIChE

Catalytic Upcycling of Waste Plastics I: Focus on Commodity Plastic Waste

Chair(s)

Chen, W. T., University of Massachusetts Lowell

Co-chair(s)

Jain, D., Clariant Corporation

The rate of plastics production is currently higher than 400 million metric tons per year and is predicted to reach 700 million metric tons by 2030. 25% of plastic waste is incinerated and 20% is recycled, mostly by mechanical processes, resulting in downcycled or reduced value polymers. The rest is discarded into landfills and oceans, posing an environmental hazard. A promising approach to overcome the waste plastic problem and reach a “circular economy of plastics” is polymer upcycling, consisting in chemically converting waste plastics into fuels and/or value-added molecules. The current session welcomes any work targeting conversion of waste plastics to upgraded products.

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