All Talk and No Recycling: An Investigation of the U.S. “Chemical Recycling” Industry

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Amid overwhelming plastic pollution and an exponential rise in plastic production, the fossil fuel industry has touted chemical or “advanced” recycling as a solution to the plastic crisis. However, this report reveals that what industry in the U.S. calls “advanced recycling” is largely the opposite— turning plastic into fuel to be burned.