Eric Chesak is the director of engineering and manufacturing at a small aerospace company in El Paso, Texas. He received a BS in Applied Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso, and an MSME at the University of Texas at Austin. With nearly 20 years of professional mechanical and electrical design experience, he still enjoys the hands-on experience.
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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