Environmental Impact Assessment of a New Facility for the Conversion of Waste Plastic into Petroleum

Environmental Impact Assessment of a New Facility for the Conversion of Waste Plastic into Petroleum

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF A NEW FACILITY FOR THE CONVERSION OF WASTE PLASTIC INTO PETROLEUM

Analyzing the potential environmental impact of construction a facility to convert waste plastic into petroleum products, at Tatakamotonga, Tongatapu. The report documents existing environment, possible impacts with suggested mitigation measures to minimize impact to human life, natural environment and ground water resources in the immediate area.

Type of Action The proposed action is to construct a facility to convert waste plastic into Petroleum products. Description of the Proposed Action Eagle Pacific Enterprises has a special interest in developing the Kingdom’s economy and is proposing to create a factory to manufacture crude oil from waste plastic, refining it into products such as diesel. Essentially, the plant will consist of two processes: (1) recycle plastic to create “sweet” crude oil (low sulfur without little contaminants), and (2) refine the oil into consumer and business grade fuel (diesel, gasoline, etc.). The initial target is to supply all of Tonga Power Board diesel fuel requirement which is estimated at 1/3 of total fuel supply to Tonga. This in effect will reduce waste plastic in the environment, fuel pollution and energy prices significantly.

 

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