Surgery on Plastics
Thu Jan 15, 2015 01:55 PM CST

Today, we live in a world surrounded by plastics made from petrochemicals. Tomorrow, we may live in a world where these plastics will be made from plant-based products that are easier to recycle, reduce the carbon footprint and open new markets for the crops you raise.

Dharma Kodali is one of the researchers making this change happen. His focus is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastics. PVCs are found in more than just plumbing pipes; they are also found in car bumpers, shower curtains, credit cards, children's toys and much more. Kodali's goal is to insert ...

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