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BP tests breakthrough way to recycle all plastic bottles

BP says it has a way to recycle the major plastic which is currently thought of as un-recyclable. It involves polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste and should lead to it all being diverted from landfill to be transformed into new plastic. It now plans to build a $25 million pilot plant in the US to prove the technology, before progressing to full-scale commercialization. It calls it it’s Infinia technology seen as an important stepping-stone in enabling a stronger circular plastic economy. PET is used in plastic for beverage and rigid food packaging and BP says 27 million tonnes a year, with the majority – around 23 million tonnes – used in bottles. At present only 6% of PET makes it…

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