The reality of waste-derived fuels: up in the air

Turning waste into fuels has not been successful for over three decades. Would it work any better for jet fuels? Most likely not. Dr. Andrew Rollinson disputes industry claims after looking into the latest research and the trends on waste-derived jet fuels. Among the...

Fact Sheet: False solutions to the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Fact Sheet: False solutions to the Plastic Pollution Crisis As the global plastic pollution crisis continues to grow, so does industry hype around techno-fixes, including waste-to-energy incineration and chemical processing of plastic waste. Such...

Chemical Recycling Technical Assessment and Briefing

GAIA has released a new technical analysis authored by chemical engineers Dr. Andrew Neil Rollinson and Dr. Jumoke Oladejo. The report reveals that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures, and concludes that it...

Chemical Recycling: Distraction, Not Solution

GAIA has released a new technical analysis authored by chemical engineers Dr. Andrew Neil Rollinson and Dr. Jumoke Oladejo. The report reveals that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures. The plastic pollution...

Chemical Recycling: Miracle Cure, or Snake Oil?

By Claire Arkin, Communications Coordinator As people around the world call for an end to plastic pollution, the plastic and petrochemical industry has seized upon a silver bullet solution: chemical recycling, or “advanced recycling.” This older, failed technology has...

Fact Sheet: Chemical Recycling

Questions and Answers: Chemical Recycling Industry is now pushing for a new technological fix for plastic waste, called "chemical recycling." New proposals are popping up in Australia, the EU, Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, and the U.S., increasingly supported by...