‘Advanced’ plastic recycling using high heat and chemicals is environmentally problematic, a new government study finds

This story originally appeared on Inside Climate News and is republished with permission. Sign up for their newsletter here. The plastics industry’s quest to solve the problem of plastic waste through so-called “advanced” recycling — using chemical additives and sometimes extremely high heat to turn waste back into new plastics — is costly and comes with significantContinue Reading

ACB: There’s high hopes for mangroves in Asean

“Uncertain future looms for Philippine, Southeast Asian mangroves,” said the headline of a news release from University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) scientists, who conducted a comprehensive survey of over 300 mangrove studies across the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia. The survey said the Philippines isContinue Reading

Industrial 3D Printing Market Rising at 23.5% CAGR to Reach USD 54.96 billion by 2027

Pune, India, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global high performance plastics market size was valued at USD 20.93 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 22.71 billion in 2022 to USD 42.08 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period.Continue Reading

Jay Schabel, president of the plastics division at Brightmark, holds plastic pellets in his hand the company's new chemical recycling plant in northeast Indiana at the end of July. Credit: James Bruggers

The plastics industry’s quest to solve the problem of plastic waste through so-called “advanced” recycling—using chemical additives and sometimes extremely high heat to turn waste back into new plastics—is costly and comes with significant environmental impacts, according to new research from the federal government’s National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado.Continue Reading

Strong government initiatives as well as high consumer demand

The growth of e-commerce in the country along with infrastructural improvements in the logistics sector are some of the major factors contributing to the development of the logistics market in the Philippines. Expansion of logistics in the country: The Philippines’ logistics industry is expanding and it contributes 4-6% to theContinue Reading

High Performance Plastics Market Growth in Future Scope 2023-2030 | BASF SE, Daikin Industries, Celanese Corporation

High Performance Plastics Market Trend Plastics comprise of a wide range of synthetic and semi-synthetic materials, which are strong, moldable and lightweight in nature BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — High Performance Plastics Market report studies the High Performance Plastics with many aspects of the industry likeContinue Reading

A Turkish diver dives amid plastic waste in Ortakoy coastline to observe the life and pollution of Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey on June 27, 2020. Credit: Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Diplomats negotiating guidelines for an international convention on hazardous wastes this month in Switzerland debated a new section on the “chemical recycling” of plastic debris fouling the global environment.  The 1989 Basel Convention, which seeks to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes, wasContinue Reading