A supplier is experimenting with a new method to make PHA resin — by growing it in plants. The technology may offer a lower-cost way to make the family of bio-based resins. Also, Karen Laird shared a detailed timeline on the history of chemical recycling of plastics.
Sustainable Plastics Live June 2023: A new way to make PHA, and the history of chemical recycling
Laird explained that chemical recycling will become important to meet aggressive recycled-content goals, because “only using mechanical recycling is not going to meet those targets.”
Discussion topics included the price premiums for PHA and chemically recycled resins. More coverage, and the chemical recycling timeline, are in the new issue of Sustainable Plastics magazine.