A story recently published in Chicago's Daily Herald highlights iCOUP research from Argonne National Laboratory.
From the article by Jenny Whidden:
Chemists at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County have worked out a new way to recycle certain plastics infinitely, a discovery that could change the way we recycle containers like those used for milk and laundry detergents.
In the current process for recycling these high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, plastics, much of the material's properties are lost, so recycling can be repeated only two or three times. Argonne's novel method, developed in March, converts used HDPE into material that can be recycled many more times over. Read More