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Microwaves could be the future for plastic recycling

A Quebec-based engineer is using microwave technology to recycle plastic waste. Could his approach help cut down on the production of new plastic?

It’s been almost a decade since Jocelyn Doucet first experimented with recycling plastic waste in a microwave.

Now he says the technology derived from those early efforts will make it possible to produce plastic almost exclusively from recycled materials.

“We’re consuming more and more plastics,” says the Quebec-based engineer and founder of Pyrowave, a company pioneering microwave-based plastic recycling technology. “Yet there are not that many solutions to address the end-of-life problem, and this is what we’re proposing.” 

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