Modeling a circular economy for electronic waste

Think about how many different pieces of technology the average household has purchased in the last decade. Phones, TVs, computers, tablets, and game consoles don't last forever, and repairing them is difficult and often ...

Self-healing composites extend a product's lifespan

Nearly 20 million tons of polymer composite materials are produced around the world every year, and the market is growing by some 5% annually. That's according to JEC, an international composites-industry organization, which ...

How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and bottles, metal and glass recycling has been a great success. Sadly, the incentives have been weaker for recycling plastic. ...

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