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    An unexpected way to upcycle: Plastic waste transforms into soap , article

    Guoliang “Greg” Liu of the Department of Chemistry has discovered a new method of recycling plastics — from milk cartons, food containers, and plastic bags — into soap. The method: Heat the long carbon chains in the plastics then quickly cool them.

    Date: Aug 10, 2023
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    Zooming in on microplastics , article

    These tiny particles are creating big challenges worldwide and are at the core of emerging fields of study for researchers, including many at Virginia Tech.

    Date: Jul 19, 2023
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    Engineering disciplines team up to fight plastic pollution , article

    With industry partner, Charlottesville-based NatureORAL Co., and collaborators at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry, Abby Whittington and her team have received $75,000 in seed money from the Virginia Commonwealth Commercialization Fund to begin a project that could reduce the growing problem of medical waste worldwide.

    Date: Mar 31, 2023