—Solutions sought for the plastics problem “In 2018, countries committed to cutting down on plastic waste, and chemists developed more sustainable polymers” Plastic waste has been a long-standing problem, and this year the world continued to grapple with the growing mountains of discarded plastic products. Governments sought ways to curb plastic use and boost recycling efforts, companies invested in technology to recycle certain problematic plastics, and chemists created novel sustainable polymers. China kicked off 2018 by restricting plastic waste imports with more than 0.5% contaminants, such as food residue or metals.
by Bethany Halford |
December 10, 2018