plastics

Eco-Friendly Plastic from Cellulose and Water

Göttingen, Germany — Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable. However, the production, processing and disposal of plastics...

More Sustainable Recycling of Plastics

Konstanz, Germany — The new method works without extremely high temperatures, is therefore more energy-efficient and has a significantly higher recovery rate (approx. 96 per cent of the starting material)...

Plastic contaminants harm sea urchins

Exeter, UK — Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows. Scientists soaked various plastic samples in seawater then removed the plastic...

Recycling Plastics Together, Simple and Fast

Nagano, Japan — Recycling plastic faces several challenges, one of which is recycling different types of plastics together, because they have varying properties, each of which need to be addressed...

Chemists Develop New Biodegradable Adhesive

Boston, MA — Boston University professor Mark Grinstaff, and his team of researchers, are working to find eco-friendly alternatives to plastics. After two years of experimentation, Grinstaff’s...

Antireflection Coating Makes Plastic Invisible

State College, PA — Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors and the display on your smart-phone...

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