Plastics of the future will live many past lives, thanks to chemical recycling

One day in the not-too-distant future, the plastics in our satellites, cars and electronics may all be living their second, 25th or 250th lives

Image: Several colorful engineering plastics for the processing industry ; Copyright: Fahroni

Source: Fahroni


Image: Hand in purple glove holds up a small clear plastic plate ; Copyright: Patrick Campbell / University of Colorado Boulder

A detail of recycled plastic. Source: Patrick Campbell/CU Boulder

Image: Glass substrate stripped PCN film. In the background: The University of Colorado Boulder logo ; Copyright: Zepeng Lei

The PCN film directly peeled off from the glass substrate shows high transparency and flexibility. Source: Zepeng Lei

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