Japanese invention turns plastic into oil, fits on a tabletop. And The Art of Recycling: Man Invents Machine To Convert Plastic Into Oil
Hoax or Fact
It is a fact that plastics are generally recycled back into oil in massive facilities, and this is possible because most of the plastics today are made from oil. The Japanese inventor here, Mr. Akinori Ito has in fact built a tabletop machine called Blest Machine which can do the same task safely and cleanly.
However, it should be noted that Blest is not the only company to be able to turn plastic waste to oil. There are few other companies across the world that are trying to make this process profitable. Agri-Plas, an Oregon-based plastics recycler company, is the first one in U.S to convert unwanted and typically unrecyclable agricultural plastics into crude oil. The company has even shipped this oil to a refinery for commercial processing.
Then there are other companies like Agilyx (formerly Plas2Fuel), the Envion Oil Generator, and few others as well. There is also a video in a CNN news report of the Envion Oil Generator. The process these companies (and individuals) employ to convert petroleum-based waste plastic into fuel is known as Pyrolysis.