Chemists make tough plastics recyclable

New method for producing thermoset plastics allows them to be broken down more easily after use.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Will metal supplies limit battery expansion? | MIT News

Rise of electric vehicles and grid storage may cause bottlenecks, but no showstoppers, analysis suggests.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 11, 2017 ~5 min

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Solving global problems with MIT in Brazil | MIT News

MIT student travels to São Paulo to assist non-profit in recognizing and organizing waste collectors.

Caroline Knox | MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives • mit
Feb. 26, 2016 ~3 min

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Solar energy from discarded car batteries | MIT News

An MIT development could benefit both the environment and human health.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 22, 2015 ~12 min

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Faculty highlight: Elsa Olivetti | MIT News

Assistant Professor Elsa Olivetti combines cost and environmental data to identify high-impact areas for reducing pollution and greenhouse gases.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
July 16, 2015 ~11 min

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