Chemical Recycling: Status, Sustainability, and Environmental Impacts

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Author: Dr. Andrew Neil Rollinson and Dr. Jumoke Oladejo


The report finds that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures, and concludes that it is impossible for chemical recycling to be a viable solution in the short window of time left to solve the plastic problem, especially at the scale needed.