State lawmakers give chemical recycling a boost

August 21, 2019

The sixth- and seventh-largest states in the country recently approved legislation that could help operators using pyrolysis and other technologies. Legislatures in Illinois and Ohio last month passed bills codifying a number of definitions related to chemical recycling, a term that has come to encompass a variety of technologies processing plastics into fuels or other chemical products. Both pieces of legislation spell out that recovered plastic destined for chemical recycling does not constitute “waste.” They also lay out definitions for gasification and pyrolysis, two processes used by companies to help manage recovered plastics. The Ohio language was included in a wider budget bill for that state’s Environmental Protection Agency. The Illinois proposal, a bill of its own, referenced a pilot chemical recycling project planned in the state in the near future. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) released a statement praising those states’ lawmakers for supporting chemical recycling.

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