BP seeks partners to turn waste plastics back to oil

BP Chemicals is urging fellow plastics producers to join a consortium which is aiming to build a £20 million plant to recycle 20-50,000 tonnes of plastics annually from the municipal waste stream back to feedstock.

A consortium comprising BP Chemicals and four other European petrochemical companies is already operating a pilot facility to test the company's "Polymer Cracking" process. The group plans to decide the capacity and location of the commercial-scale unit, which it wants to have operational by 1997, by the end of this year. Two major waste management businesses are understood to be in discussion with the consortium about participation in the sch

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