Plastics upcycling featured on Iowa Public Radio

Ames Laboratory Scientist Aaron Sadow appeared on Iowa Public Radio's River to River program on Tuesday this week to discuss the global problem of plastics pollution and the solution: polymer science. 

The discussion included an exploration of the concept of plastics upcycling-- breaking down long polymer chains in precise lengths that can then be used to create high value products such as lubricants and detergents. 

Listen to the podcast here: Hear about innovations in plastic "upcycling" research