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Old 11-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Plastic into oil

Pretty neat stuff.

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Yes, the plastic is made from petroleum products to begin with. But rather than spend the energy going back to oil to be reused, why not recycle the plastic back into plastic and not use oil to make plastic in the first place. This would be more efficient and a lower carbon footprint.

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Yes, the plastic is made from petroleum products to begin with. But rather than spend the energy going back to oil to be reused, why not recycle the plastic back into plastic and not use oil to make plastic in the first place. This would be more efficient and a lower carbon footprint.

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X2 on this. It probably cost more to get the oil back than to recycle it back to plastic. Jim
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If this idea is viable the cost of turning plastics back into oil will come down as more plastics are converted back. As in any new technology there are skeptics and naysayers that say it won't work (electricity comes to mind), so before dismissing this new idea lets see where it goes...
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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So-called "waste" plastic delivers the most bang for the energy buck when burned, just as it is, and it can be done very cleanly. Such burners can be used to make electricity.

Now that's my idea of converting it to energy!
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