Since only about 10% of plastic ever made has been recycled, maybe the solution for the plastic waste problem is in the reusable plastic that can be built again and again. The new polymer described in this Article can break down into its original building blocks, allowing recycling to be easily done.
POLLUTION PROBLEM While some plastic is recycled, most ends up accumulating in landfills. Plastics that are easier to recycle could help change that. There’s a great future in plastics. A new kind of plastic can, when exposed to the right chemicals, break down into the same basic building blocks […]