Tag: plastic waste

ExxonMobil to build large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility

ExxonMobil to build large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility

October 11, 2021 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022.  By recycling plastic waste back into raw materials that can be used to make plastic and other valuable products, the technology could help address the challenge of plastic waste […]

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University of Exeter to create center that will tackle plastic and plastic waste

University of Exeter to create center that will tackle plastic and plastic waste

December 24, 2018 |

In the UK, the University of Exeter has been awarded GBP1 million to create a new center to tackle the use of plastic and plastic waste. The Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub (ExeMPLaR) is one of eight prestigious new research projects across the UK to have been announced by the Science Minister, Chris Skidmore. The […]

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VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

September 6, 2018 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment. The aim is to develop a small, container-based factory that can be […]

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