Chemists develop radical way to make it easier, more profitable to recycle plastic

By modifying carbon-hydrogen bonds, chemists transform plastic trash into tougher, stronger material

Image: Plastic paper and metallic waste for recycling ; Copyright: PantherMedia / Wavebreakmedia (YAYMicro)

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01/03/2022

Two Carolina chemists wearing mouth-nose protection in the lab. ; Copyright: Jon Gardiner/ University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Carolina chemists develop a way to modify common polymers used in grocery bags, water and soda bottles and packaging to make it easier and more profitable to recycle plastic. Copyright: Jon Gardiner/ University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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