Battle Brewing Over EPA Regulation Of ‘Pyrolysis’ As Destruction Method

October 12, 2021
As EPA moves toward possible Clean Air Act regulation of pyrolysis, a type of heat treatment, a battle is brewing between the chemical industry and some states, which support regulatory exemptions for the practice, and environmentalists who claim it amounts to unregulated incineration and should be regulated as such. Pyrolysis refers to heat treatment to transform an existing substance, such as plastic waste, into useful components, such as fuel. It is backed by the chemical sector as a promising way...

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