New Catalyst For Recycling Waste Carbon Dioxide Into Plastic

Scientists from Toronto have been  using a new technique to convert carbon dioxide to ethylene in the most efficient way which than can be processed to make polyethylene, mostly used to make plastic bags, toys and plastic bottles. Although we're trying to move away from our plastic addiction, the scientists think this method could help divert greenhouse gases from the atmosphere while providing a greener way to produce plastic in the first place. Is it really a good solution?

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How can it be a good solution if they make more plastic? Like we don't have enough of it already. It will only make plastic pollution problem worse.  

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Well their first goal was to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. If they make some plastic during this reduction, who cares? Yep, great solution. 

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Than they can call Teresa May to help them solve their plastic pollution problem. :)

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Too bad they can't find something more useful than plastic to convert CO2 to as we need rather less of both. 

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I thought this was a good thing. Making plastic we need, maybe even less than the current production with the reduction of the major greenhouse gas. 

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What is good about plastic? Everything around us is made of plastic. We can't even live without it anymore. And now we'll get more of it. 

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 It's better than what we have now. Why is it never enough? Baby steps, as my niece always says.

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1 minute ago, Adam Varga said:

What is good about plastic? Everything around us is made of plastic. We can't even live without it anymore. And now we'll get more of it. 

So your answer to this "we can't live without it anymore" plastic nightmare is.... ?

 

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