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Eastman Announces $250 Million Polyester Recycling Facility

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Eastman Chemical Company board chair and CEO Mark Costa and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced the company’s plans to build one of the world’s largest plastic-to-plastic molecular recycling facilities at its site in Kingsport, Tenn. Through methanolysis, the facility will convert polyester waste that often ends up in landfills and waterways into durable products, creating…

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