Carbon capture using waste plastic


A team of researchers from Korea University have published a paper which could help accelerate development of novel carbon capture technologies while helping reduce waste plastic.

The paper determined the feasibility of using discarded plastic bottles as materials for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) at an industrial scale. 

With waste plastic and carbon emissions considered two of the most critical environmental concerns of the 21st century, the research could accelerate the global transition to a more sustainable society. 

By using abundant plastic waste-derived porous materials capable of adsorbing CO2 from flue gas, industry could mitigate the high costs associated with materials for conventional CO2 capture in addition to utilising discarded plastic bottles.

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