DOE Invests in Reduction of Plastic Waste

Reduction and recycling of single-use plastic items gets research funding.

The Department of Energy announced last week that up to $14.5 million in funding will be invested in research and development aimed at reducing waste and the amount of energy it takes to recycle single-use plastic items. The department stated, “Single-use plastics are the largest subset of plastics found in landfills and among the most challenging to recycle.”

“For years, single-use plastics have had a detrimental impact on the environment—clogging landfills and polluting our neighborhoods, parks, and beaches,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “Innovation in plastics recycling technology is a triple win by cutting plastic waste we see in our everyday lives, reducing industrial energy use and resulting emissions, and creating clean manufacturing jobs for American workers.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Energy as solutions to plastic recycling are sought.
  • That Secretary Granholm lead the department with discernment.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction on caring for the environment.

Sources: The Department of Energy


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