Feb 5, 2017

Scientists Transform Plastic Trash Into Liquid Fuel

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In Brief A team of Chinese chemists have developed a method that could allow plastics to be turned into diesel fuel.

While several companies and institutions have been working at reducing the world’s plastic waste, they are hampered by the lack of means to dispose of them. The most common plastic, polyethylene, happens to also be the hardest to break down. But a solution seems at hand.

A team of Chinese chemists has developed a method for degrading polyethylene and turning it into a liquid fuel.

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