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Could plastic bags be upcycled into parts for lithium-ion batteries?

Indiana-based researchers found a way to upcycle disposable plastic bags into raw material for making valuable products. Their process turned polyethylene plastic into carbon chips with sufficient purity to serve as materials for manufacturing anodes of lithium-ion batteries.  Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems threatening the environment. A lot of this trash comes in the form of disposable bags. Most of these plastic containers see a single use before they get thrown away.  Read more...
 

 

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