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‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time


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A new type of plastic has been invented by a team of chemists at Colorado State University, which they say can theoretically be recycled “infinitely”. While plastics are incredibly useful, their impact on the environment has become increasingly clear in recent years, and current plastic recycling is thought to be inadequate. The material created by Professor Eugene Chen has many of the same characteristics of everyday plastics, including strength, durability and heat resistance. However, unlike conventional plastics it can be converted back to the molecules that form its building blocks with ease.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/infinite-recycling-plastic-created-chemists-pollution-colorado-state-university-a8324351.html

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