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InspirationBreakthrough: polyethylene bags and jugs can finally be upcycled to solve several...

Breakthrough: polyethylene bags and jugs can finally be upcycled to solve several problems at once

Notorious plastic bags and containers can finally be upcycled, thanks to a new technique for recycling polyethylene bags and food packaging into valuable starter materials for high-value plastics and chemicals.

Polyethylene plastics are used to make plastic bags, shampoo bottles, and many products that are extremely difficult to recycle. In fact, only 14 percent of all polyethylene plastic are currently able to be recycled—and, then, only for certain products such as garden furniture.

They make up about …

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