Vietnam opens first factory to turn nylon into fuel
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A factory with a daily capacity of recycling 9 tons of plastic bags into PO and DO fuel began operations April 20th in the central city of Da Nang.
The VND120 billion (US$5.8 million) factory is the first phase of a 520 billion project to turn solid waste into fuel and environment-friendly coal and bricks. The second phase is underway.
| Vietnam's first factory to turn nylon bags into fuel. |
The factory, the first of its kind in Vietnam, has been built by the Vietnam Environment Joint-Stock Company on a total area of 12 hectares located next to the Khanh Son garbage dump in Lien Chieu District, one of the city’s major landfills.
Statistics show 650 tons of garbage, 8% of which are nylon bags, are sent to the Khanh Son landfill daily.
Three tons of plastic bags can be recycled into one ton of oil thanks to the waste-to-fuel facility in the factory, said Nguyen Van Tuan, the director of the Vietnam Environment Joint-Stock Company.