Chemical Recycling Points to the Future of Plastics Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – November 27, 2017 – In an article published recently in Science Magazine, authors Jeannette Garcia and Megan Roberson, show the present and future promise of chemical recycling, "...end-of-life treatment options for plastic solid waste are in practice quite limited...Recent research points the way toward chemical recycling methods with lower energy requirements, compatibilization of mixed plastic wastes to avoid the need for sorting, and expanding recycling technologies to traditionally nonrecyclable polymers." The full article can be found here:


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Garcia, Jeannette. M; Robertson, Megan, L. (2017, November 17). The Future of Plastics Recycling. Science Magazine.

Copyright © 2017, American Association for the Advancement of Science is an article distributed under the terms of the Science Journals Default License.

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