Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel with a small mobile reactor. They envision the technology could someday be implemented globally on land and possibly placed on boats to convert ocean waste plastic into fuel to power the vessels.
 

Last updated on 04 April 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Pollution
CMS tags: 
marine pollution
plastic waste