Chemolytic depolymerisation of PET: a review

  title={Chemolytic depolymerisation of PET: a review},
  author={Elaine Barnard and Jose Jonathan Rubio Arias and Wim Thielemans},
  journal={Green Chemistry},
Developing new, alternative ways to recycle plastics is an important and pressing challenge for industry and academy, given its significant impact on CO2 emissions as well as improvement of resource-efficiency and reduction of landfilling. Currently, re-use and mechanical recycling are the most employed routes to exploit post-consumer plastics; however, chemical recycling, which involves the depolymerization of polymer chains to reclaim the original monomers or intermediate oligomers, is… 
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