‘Infinitely’ recyclable polymer could be the future of plastics

Outlet: Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network: Chemists at Colorado State University think they’ve found a solution, however. They’ve discovered a polymer that has many of the properties of plastic — it’s light, strong, durable and heat-resistant — but that “can be converted back to its original small-molecule state for complete chemical recyclability,” according to a statement released by the university.