Technologies Alliance of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)
will focus on increasing the awareness and benefits of
plastics-to-oil technologies along with strengthening the
industrys voice through expanded membership and growing
network of allies.
Founding members of the group include Agilyx Corp.
(Beaverton, Oregon), Cynar Plc (London) and RES Polyflow
(Akron, Ohio). Membership is open to entities that develop
and implement technologies to convert non-recycled plastics
into petroleum and petroleum-based products.
Plastics-to-oil technologies are a promising solution
for repurposing used plastics that would otherwise end up in
a landfill, said Jon Angin, vice president of business
development at Agilyx Corp. and chairman of the
Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance.
The technologies becoming available now are poised to
take advantage of an abundant, domestic alternative energy
source, while helping to reduce waste, Angin said.
This is an exciting time for plastics-to-oil
technologies, and we are very pleased to be working closely
with these firms, said Steve Russell, vice president of
plastics for the ACC.
Used plastics are a valuable resource that should be
recycled whenever possible, but when recycling isnt an
economically or environmentally feasible option, there is
enormous potential to transform used plastics into energy to
help power Americas homes, businesses and communities.
The members of ACCs new Plastics-to-Oil Technologies
Alliance are helping to make this happen, Russell said.
ACCs Plastics Division views the new alliance as a
complement to its existing programs to increase plastics
recovery and as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce,
reuse, recycle and recover plastics.