How is energy created from plastics?

Question: How is energy created from plastics?

Answer: The most common way that plastic is used to produce energy is a process called pyrolysis which is the incineration of organic compounds in the absence of oxygen. This produces a gas that can be oxidized to generate heat and steam to drive turbines which will generate electricity. There are a wide variety of emerging technologies for converting plastics into energy but the vast majority rely on this process at least in some way.

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