Chemical recycling to monomer for an ideal, circular polymer economy

@article{Coates2020ChemicalRT,
  title={Chemical recycling to monomer for an ideal, circular polymer economy},
  author={G. Coates and Yutan D. Y. L. Getzler},
  journal={Nature Reviews Materials},
  year={2020},
  volume={5},
  pages={501-516}
}
The majority of post-consumer plastic waste is not recycled. Impediments to the recycling of commodity polymers include separation, impurities and degradation of the macromolecular structures, all of which can negatively affect the properties of recycled materials. An attractive alternative is to transform polymers back into monomers and purify them for repolymerization — a form of chemical recycling we term chemical recycling to monomer (CRM). Material recycled in this way exhibits no loss in… Expand
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