Brett Helms

Berkeley Scientists Invent New Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Material

FROM THE MICROPLASTICS LEACHING from our laundry to the Styrofoam swirling in the Pacific garbage patch, it seems the world is awash in plastic waste. While we have struggled and failed to wean ourselves off plastics, Berkeley scientists are working hard to address the problem by making polymers that are more readily recyclable and biodegradable.

While the team enthusiastically announced the new material in 2019, major questions over the costs and logistics of introducing PDKs to the market
remained.

From the Fall 2021 issue of California.
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