Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials – HispanicBusiness.com

Posted on October 6, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials – HispanicBusiness.com.

The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags to make ‘carbon nanotube membranes’ – highly sophisticated and expensive materials with a variety of potential advanced applications including filtration, sensing, energy storage and a range of biomedical innovations.

“Non-biodegradable plastic bags are a serious menace to natural ecosystems and present a problem in terms of disposal,” says Professor Dusan Losic, ARC Future Fellow and Research Professor of Nanotechnology in the University’s School of Chemical Engineering.