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Where there's a need, there's an opportunity. For example, the need for alternative energy has snowballed into a number of potential markets, including new markets for plastics. In a western Pennsylvania greenhouse, plastic is surfacing as a viable alternative fuel, despite public skepticism. It seems that plastic burns cleaner than natural gas when burned at extremely high heat, where the plastic ignites and breaks down into simple water, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules.
Some Korean companies already burn plastic, as this report details.