Less than 10% of all plastic trash ever produced has been recycled. Is this the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?

A process known as chemical recycling offers a promising way to turn used products into new ones with a minimum of waste

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The Aquafil facility in Phoenix, Arizona, turns discarded carpeting into nylon pellets that are later processed into new products. Photos courtesy of RP Siegel
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