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  • Breakthrough discovery: Plastics aren’t what we think

    A breakthrough by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) and collaborating institutions around the world could pave the way for better products, such as improved batteries, automobile paint and cellphone screens. When you zoom in on many modern materials, such as those in some of the n more

  • Superworms digest plastic, with help from their bacterial sidekicks

    Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for reptiles, fish and birds. In addition to their relatively large size (about 2 inches long), these worms have another superpower: They can degrade polystyrene plastic. Now, resear more

  • Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

    A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. "Right now, policy makers generally more

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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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Polystyrene

Polystyrene Polystyrene is an aromatic polymer made from the aromatic monomer styrene , a liquid hydrocarbon that is commercially manufactured from petroleum by the chemical industry . Polystyrene is a thermoplastic substance, normally ... more

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