Single Use Plastic – Designing Polymer Materials for Managed End-of-Life

The abstract of a paper published October 11, 2021 in Nature Reviews Materials https://www.nature.com/articles/s41578-021-00382-0 by researchers with the Sea Education Association and Michigan State University report that “… In this Review, we present an overview of environmental plastic contamination and discuss the origin (feedstock) and degradation behaviour of plastics to help inform material design principles addressing end-of-life management. We argue that designing materials to be ‘marine biodegradable’ or universally biodegradable is not, in itself, a solution to plastic pollution. Instead, material and product design principles must include a feasible plan for recovery and treatment based upon existing (or, possibly, simultaneously developed) systems …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @SEA_Semester @michiganstateu

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