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This Engineer Has Recycled 50 Tons of Plastic Into Fuel


Only 9 percent of plastics worldwide actually get recycled — so the more people trying to improve that statistic, the better. One such person is Professor Satish Kumar, a mechanical engineer from Hyderabad, India. Over the past three years, Kumar has recycled more than 50 tons of plastic into fuel, which can power cars and airplanes. 

The three-step recycling process is called plastic pyrolysis, and it occurs when plastic is heated, de-polymerised, gasified, and condensed, according to Deccan Chronicle. Kumar has spoken with a few news outlets since beginning this project in 2016 to explain how it works.