The battle to break plastic’s bonds

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Most of the endeavours in this area are in industry, where new ventures and existing chemical giants are trying to develop techniques that can, on an industrial and profitable scale, break down plastics into either fuels or feedstocks – chemicals which can be fed back into a plant to produce brand new plastics.

“Many plastics are efficiently mechanically recycled,” he says. “This needs to be maintained – but when we cannot do that, we can turn to this new strategy for turning these strong bonds into a useful feedstock.”

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