Is plastic really recyclable?

This is part 2 of 3 on plastic, so check out last week's episode if you haven't yet! This week, Melissa and Jam dive into one of the weightiest questions of our day. Is plastic even really recyclable? If so, how is it done? Is it really better than just making new plastic? Is it worth all the trouble of rinsing and sorting our recycling? Is recycling effective enough to lead us toward a cleaner future? Let's try our best to find out.

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This is part 2 of 3 on plastic, so check out last week's episode if you haven't yet! This week, Melissa and Jam dive into one of the weightiest questions of our day. Is plastic even really recyclable? If so, how is it done? Is it really better than just making new plastic? Is it worth all the trouble of rinsing and sorting our recycling? Is recycling effective enough to lead us toward a cleaner future? Let's try our best to find out.

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References from this episode
  1. https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39#
  2. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/reactions/videos/2018/how-plastic-recycling-actually-works.html
  3. https://cen.acs.org/environment/pollution/Chemistry-solutions-plastic-trash-problem/96/i25
  4. https://cen.acs.org/business/start-ups/New-ventures-try-again-recycle/96/i20
  5. https://youtu.be/ggh0Ptk3VGE
  6. https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39#




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