Mixed or hard-to-recycle plastics could be turned into fuel by heating them in an oxygen-free chamber. However, the process—called “pyrolysis”— can only handle certain kinds of plastic and several of the tests are struggling to operate at commercial scale.
Category: TRENDS IN HI-TECH SCIENCE – Oct 11 2022
A BETTER WAY TO MAKE BIOPLASTICS
Scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center and Washington University have devised a smoother production process to turn waste carbon dioxide—CO2—into biodegradable plastics.
NEW FORM OF PLASTIC FEEDS MARINE LIFE
The world is literally swimming in plastics, with an estimated 5.25 trillion bits of it in our seas and about 46,000 pieces per square mile of ocean, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.