3 technologies could be used to make net-zero plastics

2021-10-05

It's possible to cost-effectively produce plastics with zero greenhouse gas emissions by using a combination of three existing technologies: plastics recycling, plastics production from biomass and plastics production using carbon dioxide extracted via carbon capture and utilization, according to a team from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the University of California, Santa Barbara. These solutions could enable an up-to-$288 billion reduction in global plastic production costs by 2050, the report said.

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