Just 10% of U.S. plastic gets recycled. A new kind of plastic could change that | Science

Jie Zhao/Corbis through Getty Images A lot of plastics have a chemical history that makes beginning a new life a difficulty. The dyes and flame retardants that make them... Read more »

Plastic Waste Disintegrates into Nanoparticles, Study Finds

Image: Inger Ekström. There is a significant threat that plastic waste in the environment launches nano-sized particles referred to as nanoplastics, according to a brand-new study from Lund University.... Read more »

Novel Material Could Make Plastic Manufacturing More Energy-Efficient

Credit: N. Hanacek/ NIST. An ingenious filtering material might quickly minimize the ecological expense of manufacturing plastic. Created by a group consisting of researchers at the National Institute of... Read more »