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Bacteria really eat plastic

Laboratory experiment shows that bacteria really eat and digest plastic

26-Jan-2023

The bacterium Rhodococcus ruber eats and actually digests plastic. This has been shown in laboratory experiments by PhD student Maaike Goudriaan at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Based on a model study with plastic in artificial seawater in the lab, Goudriaan calculated that ...

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Turning plastic waste into a valuable soil additive

New method creates useful char from plastic and corn waste

13-Jan-2023

University of California, Riverside, scientists have moved a step closer to finding a use for the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste produced every year that often winds up clogging streams and rivers and polluting our oceans. In a recent study, Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz, a UCR ...

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Achim Sties appointed new Senior Vice President of BASF plastic additives

13-Jan-2023

BASF has appointed Dr. Achim Sties to lead the global plastic additives business unit effective January 1, 2023. The headquarters of this business will be in Singapore. Prior to his current role, Achim Sties was already heading the plastic additives business in Europe. He began his career with ...

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Solar-powered system converts plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels

“What’s so special about this system is the versatility and tuneability”

11-Jan-2023

Researchers have developed a system that can transform plastic waste and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels and other valuable products – using just the energy from the Sun. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, developed the system, which can convert two waste streams into two ...

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Automated simulation software creates a world map of polymer properties

02-Jan-2023

“Materials informatics (MI), a new branch of materials research that combines materials data with data science, is gaining traction,” said co-corresponding author Yoshihiro Hayashi, assistant professor, Institute of Statistical Mathematics in the Research Organization of Information and Science ...

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Microplastics deposited on the seafloor triple in 20 years

First high-resolution reconstruction of microplastic pollution from sediments obtained in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea

28-Dec-2022

The total amount of microplastics deposited on the bottom of oceans has tripled in the past two decades with a progression that corresponds to the type and volume of consumption of plastic products by society. This is the main conclusion of a study developed by the Institute of Environmental ...

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Strong and biodegradable

A polyester plastic of great mechanical stability, which is also easily recyclable and even compostable

23-Dec-2022

How can plastics be designed so they retain their desirable properties but at the same time can be more effectively recycled? This and other questions concerning the eco-friendliness of plastics are the focus of chemist Stefan Mecking and his research group at the University of Konstanz. In their ...

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Finally: Resistant plastic can be recycled

New milestone: researchers recycle Nylon-6 at mild temperatures and without toxic chemicals

21-Dec-2022

Nylon-6 is a tough, non-biodegradable plastic that cannot be recycled by conventional methods. A new way has now been introduced by a team from the USA in the journal Angewandte Chemie: with an easily accessible lanthanum trisamido catalyst, Nylon-6 can be depolymerized highly selectively, nearly ...

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Microplastics in human tissue samples: International study warns against drawing premature conclusions

12-Dec-2022

The distribution of microplastics and nanoplastics in the environment, the potential of human exposure and particle uptake, and the absorption of these particles into tissues are topics that are being intensively researched worldwide. An international research group of the EU project ...

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Röhm agrees to acquire Functional Forms business from SABIC

Transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2024

09-Dec-2022

Röhm has agreed to acquire the Functional Forms business of SABIC, subject to customary consultation with the respective works councils and approval of the antitrust authorities. Röhm thereby adds Polycarbonate sheets and films to its existing range of PMMA sheets and films, further expanding its ...

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