Single Use Plastic – DoE Funds Seven Plastic Waste Conversion Projects

On January 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced “… funding for next generation plastics technologies that reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of single-use plastics …The projects will “…  develop infinitely recyclable single-polymer chemistry bio-based multilayer films … develop a closed loop upcycling of single-use plastic films to biodegradable polymers … create a redesign for inherently recyclable plastics; formulate the catalytic deconstruction of plasma treated single-use plastics to value-added chemicals and novel materials … develop infinitely recyclable and biodegradable films for improved food packaging … integrate delamination and carbonization processes for the upcycling of single-use, multi-layer plastic films … develop process intensified modular upcycling of plastic films to monomers by microwave catalysis …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @ENERGY @eeregov