New technology can recycle all plastics, say scientists

Researchers in Sweden claim to have developed technology which will enable the recycling of all plastic waste back into new plastic products

Researchers in Sweden claim to have developed technology which will enable the recycling of all plastic waste back into new plastic products.

The group at Chalmers University of Technology says the process can break down any plastic waste to a molecular level and the resulting gases can then be transformed back into new plastics – of the same quality as the original. 

According to the group, the new process could “transform today's plastic factories into recycling refineries, within the framework of their existing infrastructure”.

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