Sunday, February 26, 2017

New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world's plastics, have different chemical structures and cannot be efficiently repurposed together. That could all change with a new discovery.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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