Adapted from this Berkeley Lab press release
A recent episode of Berkeley Lab’s A Day in the Half-Life podcast features three scientists, including the Foundry’s Brett Helms, working to manage the planet’s plastic addiction by developing smarter materials that avoid the pitfalls of 20th century plastics. We talk about the challenges of the current recycling and composting systems, philosophies of materials design, why trying to recycle some things is just “wishcycling,” why consumer preferences matter, and why we can allow ourselves to feel a little optimism — even though the news paints a pretty bleak picture sometimes.
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