A filipino inventor named Jamie Navarro discovered that plastic can be recycled into fuel, diesel and kerosene. A process called PYROLYSIS is a process of decomposition of organic materials at an elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It was an accidental invention wherein Mr. Navarro found out that plastic waste can be recycled to fuel. However, they say that pyrolysis is been used already for decades and Mr.Navarro was not the first to use this process, but Mr.Navarro made a different version and advanced innovation.The process is simple, plastic will be shredded and dried in a conveyor then it will be decomposed into an air tight chamber wherein the plastic gets melted into vapors and distilled into a golden liquid which is very much similar to a regular fuel.
Mr.Navarro noted that the fuel that passed through pyrolysis is cleaner because of its low sulfur content. Everyday, an estimated 6000 tons of plastic waste is being produced by every 10 million people particularly in the area of Manila. And because there is a large supply of plastic waste in the country and it is processed at a lower cost, this recycled fuel is 10-20 percent cheaper.
This good news must be spread widely so that people will be aware that there is a good thing in segregating waste. Stop burning waste! Its harmful to our health and environment. Segregate biodegradable from non-biodegradable. Dispose waste properly and recycle those reusable trash.
I hope Mr.Navarro will succeed in his project by getting support from the government and from all the Filipinos.