The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Conversion of Plastic Waste into Useful Energy: An Overview

Article Details
Pub. Date : Nov, 2023
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Marketing Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJMM041123
Author Name : Sagar K G and Rajesh A M
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Marketing
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No. of Pages : 13



Conversion of plastic trash into valuable energy is a viable approach for tackling this type of waste. Various procedures may be used to transform plastic waste into energy, including incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. Incineration is the prevailing approach for the conversion of plastic waste into energy. One of the challenges is collection and categorization of plastic garbage. Another pertains to the development of conversion technologies that are both economically viable and energy-efficient. Despite these challenges, converting plastic waste into useful energy is a promising way to address the problem of plastic pollution. The technology in question is now in the developmental stage, although it holds promise for playing a substantial role in facilitating the transition towards a more sustainable future.


The rising concern about plastic garbage has stimulated the development of inventive strategies aimed at both reducing its negative effects on the environment and exploiting its potential as a valuable resource. In recent years, there has been a growing interest among academicians and scientists in investigating innovative approaches for the conversion of plastic trash into valuable energy resources. The aforementioned transformational process not only effectively tackles the issue of plastic pollution, but also makes a substantial contribution towards the development of sustainable energy solutions.

The issue of plastic trash poses a significant challenge to the ecology. Since the 1950s, an approximate total of 8 billion tons of plastic garbage has been generated, with a very small proportion of this material being subjected to recycling processes. The remaining plastic waste ends up in landfills, incinerators, or the environment


Plastic waste, Energy conversion, Recycling, Sustainability, Environment