Here’s the issue with plastics—they’re strong, durable, and convenient. But because of those qualities, plastics are ubiquitous and hang around forever.
At the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP), researchers are discovering and refining renewable raw materials—such as plant-derived sugars and oils—for durable plastics that will be easily recycled or even composted when we’re done with them so they don’t end up in lakes, rivers, and oceans.
Get an inside look at how the CSP is developing new polymers to solve water pollution concerns.
Photo Credit Patrick O’Leary
University of Minnesota