Today, human’s mainly rely on mechanical recycling to rid the world of plastic solid waste. Although this method has served us well, it has its limitations, but scientific research will continually advance to mitigate these limitations.

Megan L. Robertson, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston and Jeannette M. Garcia, a polymer chemist at the IBM Almaden Research Center, have been front-runners involving this research, and now we need to take action and follow through with their proposed recycling practices.

If anything, do it for Goal 13 of the 17 SDGs! Action creates opportunity.