Pilot Flies 500 Miles On 10 Per Cent Plastic Waste Fuel – UKPosted on February 8, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
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Source: Planet Ark News
On Wings of Waste, an environmental organisation has created an initiative that has the potential to keep end-of-life plastic out of the oceans and recycle it into a new source of fuel.
To show the potential of this idea the organisation recently completed a flight from Sydney to Melbourne using a combination of fuel made from plastic waste pollutant and jet A1 fuel.
It is estimated that there is currently 11 million tonnes of floating plastic circulating in the oceans. Plastic doesn’t decompose it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. In this form it is often ingested by marine life.
Small steps but a big start.