Jennifer McDermott of AP News reports on advanced plastic recycling.
- Chemical recycling is gaining momentum as a potential solution for plastic waste.
- Chemical recycling involves using heat or chemical solvents to break down plastics into liquid and gas, which are then repurposed to make other plastics.
- The largest chemical recycling plant in the U.S. is located in Ohio but Exxon Mobil, New Hope Energy, and Nexus Circular have all announced that they are planning to build large plastic recycling plants.
- While some environmentalists see this as a positive step, others believe it to be greenwashing.
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