The American Chemistry Council and the University of Texas at Austin released a study July 16 finding that non-recycled plastics that have been burned in a cement kiln could be used as an alternative fuel in industrial and power production processes. The report, Residue-Derived Solid Recovered Fuel for Use in Cement Kilns, concluded that unrecovered plastics and fibers could replace or supplement traditional fuel sources in many combustion units while decreasing CO2 emissions, diverting energy-rich materials from