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Energy from plastic waste. The move is a first step in Shell’s journey to support a circular economy approach, which is based on the concept that things are designed to last longer and to be reused, repurposed or recycled.

 

 

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Bob Meinetz on Mar 27, 2021

Charley, leave it to Shell to take the deadly materials they pull from the ground and make them even worse for the environment - while spinning it as if they're doing climate a favor. As if.

The common polystyrene fork that comes with every fast food order (whether you want it or not) is amazingly durable - it will sequester carbon for up to 30,000 years if properly disposed in a landfill. Instead, Shell wants us to believe melting it and mixing it together with cement to manufacture bricks is eco-friendly. Where does the energy to sort plastic from municipal solid waste (MSW), chop it into little pieces, then melt and mix it come from? Hmm?

Fossil fuels - leave 'em in the ground.

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