Sharp Plans to Blend Plant-Based Plastic with Waste Plastic

Sharp Corporation has developed a new technology to blend plant-based plastic and waste plastic recovered from scrapped consumer electronics. At present, raw materials used in consumer electronics rely almost entirely on fossil materials such as petroleum. Sharp says they have been conducting research since 1999 on technologies to recycle waste plastic from consumer electronics, and in May 2003, put such a recycling technology into practical use to enable repeated re-use of polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS).Other electronics manufacturers have made similar claims about their plans to incorporate alternative plastics into their products. But to date, the actual use of such alternatives has been quite modest, and one has to wonder if these press releases are not greenwash. :: Via PhysOrg.Com. Thanks to Paula for the tip.

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