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PPE and the Circular Economy

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Plastic 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. .

Scientists 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.

The 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.

 


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Lynn Wood @ 2020.08.05 6:10 AM
This looks like a very promising development to avoid waste when PPE is no longer needed.


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