Plastic Waste – DoE Funds Twelve Recycling Research Projects

On October 15, 2020 the US Department of Energy awarded “… $27 million in funding for 12 projects that will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design … these projects will also help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks …” – The projects will address “Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics,” “Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics,” and “BOTTLE Consortium Collaborations to Tackle Challenges in Plastic Waste” – The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at