A group of scientists from IBM and Stanford University announced Wednesday a chemistry breakthrough that could change the nature of plastics and plastics recycling.
Using organic catalysts, the team has developed a new method for producing and breaking down plastic polymers.
"Additionally, the team has developed a new strategy for the synthesis of high molecular weight cyclic polyesters and the generation of new families of biocompatible polymers for biomedical applications," according to IBM.
In terms of real-world application, the science could lead to plastics becoming endlessly recyclable rather than junk in a landfill.
As IBM points out, many … Read more