Kingsport’s Eastman Chemical Company Taking The Lead On New Recycling Technology
Kingsport’s Eastman Chemical Company is taking a significant and definitive step forward in revolutionizing recycling at the molecular level. The company is working to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems…waste plastic. The new technology breaks down waste plastics into molecular building blocks like carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Eastman officials say the technology is a game changer for recycling because it provides an end of life solution for many plastics such as single use plastics, textiles and carpet that traditional recycling methods can’t process.