That's interesting that Boeing is looking at composites from a recycling point of view. Steel is fighting the move to composites. Two of the arguments from the steel industry is that steel is easy to recycle and it doesn't take much energy to produce. Advances in the recycling of composites would take one of steel's big arguments away.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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