Monday, July 02, 2007

Plastics To Oil, Via Microwave

Via Slashdot, a New Scientist ($) piece about Global Resource Corp., which appears to have perfected and commercialized a process for converting plastic back into the oil (and gas, and other hydrocarbons) from which it came. The website is full of the usual broad promises ("we now possess the technology that will free America from foreign oil imports"), but as with the folks at Changing World Technology, it might make for an interesting means to clean up auto fluff and some of the other debris in landfills.