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Making plastics from wood is trending, pushed by the desire to create biodegradable plastic with the mechanical strength of fossil-based plastics. But is it wise to harvest trees that take decades to grow and serve as carbon sinks?
In the news this week: How injection molder Rosti cut CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, strategies for managing supply chains in turbulent times, and the development of metal- and halogen-free heat stabilizers for polyamides.
Plastics 1, 3, and 7 technically could be chemically recycled, as some claim, if everything is sorted up front or treated at the back end at exorbitant cost. In other words, it’s possible with an unlimited budget. But when has that ever happened?