"A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has
developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a
molecular level. The resulting gases can then be transformed back into
new plastics—of the same quality as the original. The new process could
transform today's plastic factories into recycling refineries, within
the framework of their existing infrastructure.
The fact that plastics do not break down, and therefore accumulate in
our ecosystems, is one of our major environmental problems. But at
Chalmers, a research group led by Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy
Technology, sees the resilience of plastic as an asset. The fact that it
does not degrade makes it possible for circular usage, creating a true
value for used plastic, and therefore an economic impetus to collect it."
Via Roy Gardiner and Isaac Kuo.
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*** Xanni ***
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