TSCA ‘Nomenclature’ Rules Could Impede Advanced Plastic Recycling Push

October 13, 2021
Long-standing TSCA rules governing chemical nomenclature could pose a barrier to efforts at commercializing advanced plastic recycling processes seen as a new hope for reducing waste disposal, despite industry and government efforts to bolster use of the method, potentially giving new life to a push to reform those rules that appeared to die out in 2017. In a September “spotlight” publication , the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) touted chemical recycling as “an alternative or complementary technology to current mechanical...

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