iCOUP Deputy Director Delferro interviewed in America Recycles Day feature

Max Delferro, Deputy Director for the Institute for the Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP) was recently interviewed in a news feature about America Recycles Day on WTTW, Chicago's PBS affiliate station. 

In the interview, Delferro discussed efforts at iCOUP to upcycle plastics, creating more economic value for them by turning waste plastics into more useful commodities. Of the seven different types of plastic currently used in commercial products, Delferro explained, only two can currently be recycled.

“The ultimate goal is to develop technologies so that we can upcycle all of them,” said Delferro. “Right now, we don’t upcycle anything.”

News link and video: Argonne Scientists Lead Effort to Improve Economics of Recycling