From plastic-eating enzymes and oil-sucking polymers to ‘deep learning’ robots – innovative companies and research institutions are designing the future of the waste industry
Sophie Gilham, commercial operations manager at Recycling Technologies says: ‘We must remember that plastic is a remarkable material. It keeps food fresher for longer, cars lighter and so on. It is its end of life that is currently a problem. So we don’t want to be against plastic, but we want to ensure it is a sustainable material.’
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