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DePoly: closing the loop on PET recycling
Conventional PET plastic recycling systems suffer several challenges, as they require accepted PET plastic waste to be ideal -- uncontaminated by the presence of PVC (or other) plastics, food residue, or uncleaned containers. EPFL spin-off DePoly has developed a room-temperature process that depolymerizes PET and other ester-based plastics, without the need to sort or clean plastics first. This will make it easier to recycle more plastic, more efficiently while using less energy.