Old plastic bottles could soon be used to make a usable type of fuel similar to diesel.
Plastic is widely recycled, but close to two thirds of the global production still end up in landfills or the environment.
The new technique turns plastic into fuel by mixing it with other materials.
About 80 million tonnes of polyethylene, which is more difficult to degrade than other plastics, are produced each year.
An estimated eight million tons of plastic enter our oceans and waterways every year. At this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.
Buildings are reflected in the waters of a garbage filled river in Manila.