We call our services “Up-cycling” and our product is fuel. Bringing material from the waste stream back into the mainstream and creating an economic demand for these materials. This is what recycling should be!
Plastic is the byproduct of petroleum oil. The Phoenix Renewable Oil (PRO) system will convert plastic waste back into fuel which has an obvious market and value.
This is zero emissions and environmentally friendly operation with minimal operating costs but create huge, long-term revenues.
Plastic is the by-product of petroleum oil. It is a wonderful product that makes our life much easier; keep our food fresher, make our goods easier to handle. However, over half of all plastics produced are items designed to be used once. Most plastic products are produced to be disposable, nonrecyclable. Because they are not designed for recycling, most plastics are buried in landfills or burned in incinerators with toxic and harmful effects of the environment and our health.
There is over 200 million tons of new plastic is manufactured and around 33% (60million tons) of that is single use and thrown away. As only 11% of waste plastic is recycled in the United States(U.S.), 15% in Western Europe (EU), and much less in developing countries, this reuse of plastic could potentially keep enormous amounts of plastic out of landfills, incinerators, and the oceans.
We need to reframe plastic waste as an underused resource vs landfill destined. If all plastic waste made it into the landfill, it would surely be mined in the future, but currently, all plastic waste does not make it into our landfills. The United Nations (UN) estimates plastic accounts for four-fifths (4/5) of the accumulated garbage in the world's oceans. We need to stop polluting our oceans with plastic before it is too late. It is time for us to act and start collecting all plastics suitable for this new plastic-to-fuel technology.
In 2012, the University of Waterloo in Canada conducted a Canadian plastic wastes survey. The result shows energy contained in the abandoned plastic wastes equivalent to 14 million barrels of oil, or 79 billion cubic feet of natural gas or 3.4 million tons of coal. For the United States, the amount of energy contained in the millions of tons of plastic in US landfills is equivalent to 139 million barrels of oil or 783 billion cubic feet of natural gas. If this were converted to liquid fuel it could power all the cars in Los Angeles (LA) for a year.
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