The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.
Blest tells us that, if the proper materials are fed into the machine (i.e., polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene — PP, PE, PS plastics), there is no toxic substance produced and any residue can be disposed of with regular burnable garbage. They also explain that while methane, ethane, propane and butane gasses are released in the process, the machine is equipped with an off-gas filter that disintegrates these gases into water and carbon.