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Can biodegradable polyesters be created?

June 1, 2018
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Virginia Tech
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Researchers have synthesized a biodegradable alternative to polyolefins using a new catalyst and the polyester polymer, and this breakthrough could eventually have a profound impact on sustainability efforts.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180601160437.htm

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Ooops. That was a link to a video about virtual reality gloves.

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76 day(s) ago
I have 2 of those myself.
Actually, I have 3, but the one console TV has a real wood cabinet and I'm thinking of removing all the electronics and making matching doors, and then shelves for the interior.
It's too nice a cabinet to throw away. It's from the 60s.

philosopher
76 day(s) ago
LOL I have old type TV we can not lift to recycle. One day I will find help.

Kravenhead
76 day(s) ago
That sounds great. I'd like to see everything made from environmentally friendly materials.
My waste disposal provider doesn't recycle Styrofoam, so I have it collecting in my basement. It's those forms you get when you buy electronics. There is a recycling plant somewhere that handles it, though, so when I have enough to make the trip worthwhile I'll drop it off.
I refuse to throw it in the garbage.
Some people I've talked to have deluded themselves into thinking that all Styrofoam is biodegradable now, and they just throw it in the trash. That's not true. Only a very small fraction of it is environmentally friendly.

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