Fact Sheet Publications


Summary: This fact sheet presents and introduction to plastic production and disposal and the need to increase the current recycling rates of plastics. It then introduces the solvent targeted recovery and precipitation (STRAP) technology to upcycle flexible and rigid materials, being a feasible solution to recover plastic packaging materials that currently go to the landfill. It finally presents the economics and environmental considerations around STRAP and makes the case for construction of the first commercial plant.

Authors: Zhuo Xu1, Kevin L. Sanchez-Rivera2, Aurora Munguia-Lopez2, Marty Ochs3, Kevin Nelson4, Reid Van Lehn2, Ezra Bar-Ziv#, Horacio A. Aguirre-Villegas2, George W. Huber2

Institutions: 1Michigan Technological University, 2University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3Green Bay Innovation Group, 4Amcor.