Plastic Waste – Upcycling of Polyethylene

According to an article in the October 23, 2020 issue of Science Magazine  “… plastic waste … offers great opportunities if its economic value can be increased substantially through upcycling processes that convert it into more valuable chemical products …”

– The authors “… report on an upcycling process that converts polyethylene (often used for packaging and grocery bags) into long-chain alkylaromatics that can be sulfonated to make biodegradable surfactants …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Polyethylene