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Scientists develop way to efficiently degrade plastics into diesel fuel

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 22, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 21, 2016

Plastic pollution clogs our oceans and landfills. According to the Earth Policy Institute, Americans use about one plastic bag every day for just a few minutes before discarding it. Those bags end up in landfills and take potentially one thousand years to decompose. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of California, Irvine teamed up to combat this global issue. They developed a novel process that not only efficiently degrades plastics, but turns some into fuel. The...






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