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  • Microplastics: A Trojan Horse for Metals

    The fact that microplastics can accumulate organic pollutants from the environment and transport them has been known for some time. What is new, however, is that metals can also be transported in this manner. In addition, the smaller the particles, the greater the metal accumulation on the plastic. more

  • Microbes in cow stomachs can break down plastic

    Plastic is notoriously hard to break down, but researchers in Austria have found that bacteria from a cow's rumen - one of the four compartments of its stomach - can digest certain types of the ubiquitous material, representing a sustainable way to reduce plastic litter. The scientists suspected suc more

  • Bacteria serves tasty solution to global plastic crisis

    Researchers have discovered that the common bacteria E. coli can be deployed as a sustainable way to convert post-consumer plastic into vanillin, a new study reveals. Vanillin is the primary component of extracted vanilla beans and is responsible for the characteristic taste and smell of vanilla. Th more

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The Chemistry of a Football Shirt

With the new season of the Premier League kicking off this weekend, it seemed a good time to take a look at the chemicals that make up your average football shirt. Even if the start of a new football season isn’t the kind of event to fill you with excitement, it’s still intriguing from a chemistry p more

The chemistry of the World Cup

The 2018 World Cup kicked off! Here’s some of the chemistry you can look out for over the next month; polymers make up the ball and the shirts, and chemistry also has a part to play in the vanishing spray that referees will be using during the games. more

A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

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  • Oligomers in polyester-based food packaging

    For several decades, food packaging has made handling food easier and helped to maintain its quality. Plastic packaging possesses the advantage that it is light and flexible, with a vast variety of polymer modifications allowing a wide range of usages. more

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Polyethylene terephthalate

Polyethylene terephthalate PETE redirects here. For the first name, see Peter . For other uses, see Pete Polyethylene terephthalate (aka PET, PETE or the obsolete PETP or PET-P) is a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and ... more

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