Nanomaterials – smarter way to deal with plastics- Australia

Posted on October 1, 2021 by DrRossH in General, Plastic Waste News

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Credit: RMIT UniversityResearchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into nanomaterials and high-quality fuel.

Globally, about 20 per cent of waste plastics are recycled. Boosting that figure remains a challenge as recycling plastic cleanly can be expensive and usually produces lower-value products, often making it financially unviable.

A new method from researchers at RMIT University can produce high-value products from plastic – carbon nanotubes and clean liquid fuel – while simultaneously upcycling agricultural and organic waste.