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This plastic is engineered for “infinite” recycling

May 14, 2018, 8:29 AM EDT
(Source: United States Mission Geneva/flickr)
(Source: United States Mission Geneva/flickr)

Researchers at Colorado State University in Fort Collins have developed a new plastic that can be recycled over and over again, offering a potential remedy to the menacing plastic waste accumulation in oceans and at landfill sites.

The breakthrough has an edge over biodegradable plastics, which decompose only under the right set of microbial actions and more often than not pile up at trash sites while this new kind of plastic can be recycled “infinitely” to help reduce the pollution buildup, writes Science News.

The development is in line with a long-proposed sustainable strategy, which envisions plastic as a material that never becomes a part of the waste, notes Science.

 

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