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Scientists from one space company figured out how to remake plastic waste into rocket fuel that has already been successfully tested. This type of rocket fuel can be used in some small launches like delivering microsatellites and so on... The new type of fuel for rockets might be another step towards solving environmental issues.

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Very Interesing.


From this webpage, published 4 Feb 2020: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2020/02/04/a-scottish-launch-company-just-tested-a-green-rocket-engine-that-uses-waste-plastic-as-fuel/



The company claims that the engine can produce 600 kilograms of usable kerosene from 1,000 kilograms of certain waste plastics in 24 hours. Skyrora says this produces 45 percent less greenhouse gas than traditional kerosene RP-1 rocket fuel.



This fuel is made from unrecyclable plastic which otherwise would go into a landfill - 




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12 hours ago, leonard65 said:

Polypropylene (PP). Polyester (PE). Polystyrene (PS) and its mixtures and analogs


In my location, California, USA,  only plastic types 1 and 2 are allowed to be put into recycling bins.




Source:  https://www.acmeplastics.com/content/your-guide-to-plastic-recycling-symbols/ PE, Polyester, is not mentioned on that site.


ADDED:  It seems that there are a variety of types of PolyEsters, including natural and synthetic sources!  Some plants and bees produce them naturally. 😄 

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