In 10 seconds? Researchers have developed a method to help break down high-density polyethylene (HDPE), one of the most widely produced commercial plastics in the world, which is notoriously difficult to recycle.

Why are we talking about this? Because of their limited recyclability, HDPE single-use plastics are littering the planet and filling up landfills worldwide. However, this could be about to change with the discovery of a new method, that could make this type of single-use plastic a thing of the past.

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