Plastics upcycling featured on Iowa Public Radio

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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