What's the future of recycling?

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Part 3 of 3 on plastic! This week we look to the future. Is there hope to overcome our piles of plastic? What new ways of recycling are coming down the pike? What are those sneaky chemists up to? Can we make better kinds of plastic, or better ways to reuse it? Let's find out. And let's try to stay positive.
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References from this episode
  1. https://youtu.be/ggh0Ptk3VGE
  2. https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39#
  3. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/GC/C7GC01737E#!divAbstract
  4. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01889?source=cen
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  6. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/04/wax-worms-eat-plastic-polyethylene-trash-pollution-cleanup/#close
  7. https://www.agilyx.com/about-us/faqs
  8. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217302312?via%3Dihub
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  10. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/cen-09449-cover3
  11. https://www.sebastiancox.co.uk/news/mycelium-timber-exploring-biofacture-in-a-new-collection-of-grown-furniture

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