They can. And our Advanced Circular Recycling technologies are making it possible right now.
At Eastman, we’re revolutionizing recycling on the molecular level—repurposing waste that could otherwise end up in landfills, incinerators, or oceans. In fact, our Advanced Circular Recycling technologies, also known as molecular or advanced recycling, enable waste plastic to be recycled an infinite number of times.
But unlike mechanical recycling, which essentially cleans, chops, and melts plastic into reused plastic, molecular recycling breaks down waste to the molecular level to create renewed resources.
So how are those recycled materials accounted for? After all, businesses, brands, consumers, and communities want to know how the decisions they make regarding recycled materials truly benefit the environment.
Enter an approach called “mass balance.”