Plastic to Oil

by Goli on Nov 15, 2010      Category: Environment Tags: oil recycle

Stumbled upon this video today, which says that there is a machine which can convert plastic to oil. Am not sure though of how much successful this has been or if this machine is available. But this video claims that lot of plastic can be converted back to oil.

 

From another reference on the web, found the following,

"Many think that this type of recycling is not a solution, but that instead the world should be seriously focused on the first “R” — which is reduce. We should shun single-use plastic (such as your average PET bottle or disposable container) altogether, they argue. The world’s oil resources are diminishing; does technology like this enable our denial of that fact, or is it a hopeful and constructive step in the right direction?

Others have concerns about pollution or toxic residue from the conversion process. Blest tells us that, if the proper materials are fed into the machine (i.e., polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene — PP, PE,  PS plastics), there is no toxic substance produced and any residue can be disposed of with regular burnable garbage. They also explain that while methane, ethane, propane and butane gasses are released in the process, the machine is equipped with an off-gas filter that disintegrates these gases into water and carbon.

Lastly, commenters from around the world are anxious to know if and where they can purchase a machine. Though the company still mainly produces larger, industrial-use machines, Blest Co. will be more than happy to hear from you. Please contact them directly at info@blest.co.jp."

I found this on http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to-oil-fantastic/ The original page does not seem to open, and I picked this up from Google cache.

I wonder if anyone has used any such thing in India.

 

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Goli

Software engineer by profession, or rather the job that pays, Otherwise, a writer, guitarist, traveler by passion. I write for a monthly e-zine for Sattva, which focuses on social sector, initiatives around Bangalore. Have worked with number of NGOs mostly in educational area in Bangalore......read more

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Brooke Fischer's picture

I write to you as the Managing Director of Flashpoint Consulting K.K., a Tokyo-based management consulting and sales advisory firm.

We represent Blest Co., Ltd.
http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to-oil-fantastic/#authordata

Our firm can answer any questions regarding Blest technology. My direct contact is brooke.fischer@flashpointconsulting.co.jp

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best regards,
Brooke

Sampatth.S's picture

We give complete solution to plastics recycling
we are based in Hyderabad, already set up more than 8 recycling projects in India for PET bottles, CD/DVD recycling.
Now setting up plant at Hyderabad to convert plastics to oil.

contact us for more details

Brooke Fischer's picture

Sampatth.S,

What is your contact?

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S.Sampatth
9848045967

Samki Teck Resources
101, Plot no 12-2-709/c/207
Padmanabha Nagar colony,
Mehdipatnam - Hyderabad INDIA 500 028
Tele +91 40 30525157
Fax: +91 40 30788637
www.samkigroup.in

lstevens's picture

This is Awesome! Recently I saw some pieces on shows like CNN and the journal with Joan Lunden on PBS that were talking about issues and solutions for industrial recycling. This kind of thing takes it to the next level. Wonder when it will start being used on a mass level.

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