PPE and the Circular Economy
from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can, and should, be transformed
into renewable liquid fuels – according to a new study, published in the
peer-reviewed journal Biofuel. .
have suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped
PPE – currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current
COVID-19 pandemic – becoming a significant threat to the environment.
research shows how billions of items of disposable PPE can be converted from
its polypropylene (plastic) state into biofuels – which is known to be at par
with standard fossil fuels.