Questions raised over climate claims for chemical recycling

Life cycle assessments (LCAs) for the chemical recycling of plastics lack scientific rigour and are based on questionable interpretations of flawed data, according to a campaign group.

by Gareth Simkins
Plastic waste: chemical industry says that chemical recycling technologies can play an essential role to transform plastic waste into valuable secondary raw materials (Photo by: marka/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Plastic waste: chemical industry says that chemical recycling technologies can play an essential role to transform plastic waste into valuable secondary raw materials (Photo by: marka/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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