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Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

The New Scientist (May 19) article by Aisling Irwin explores the issues and myths  in dealing with the problem of discarded plastics. It details the key issues and challenges facing scientists and businesses. It examines  both sides of biodegradable plastics, plastic munching bacteria, chemical recycling and thermal processes  like pyrolysis and energy recovery. The Nextek PRISM technology and other advances are mentioned as is the work of Prof Chris Cheeseman and Dr. Kevin O’Connor. A quick primer on the topic well worth reading.

To read more, follow the link below:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23831780-100-fixing-planet-plastic-how-well-really-solve-our-waste-problem/

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