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Plastics have become synonymous with waste, but they can be made sustainably.
Dow Chemical is building a plant to make polyethylene from sugarcane at costs that rival petrochemical production.
A New Zealand company uses microorganisms to convert carbon monoxide into ethanol and plastics precursors.
Plastic RFID tags will be the first product to use printed nanotube transistors.
Chemical process can recycle PET bottles at lower temperatures.
A novel adhesive is extremely strong, and its stickiness is reversible.
A new company puts silicon transistors on plastic for flexible displays.
An inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter.
A startup uses strains of E. coli bacteria to convert sugar into valuable chemicals for textiles and other products.
Bacteria could make acrylic glass from sugar.