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'Just have a Think' discusses our recent paper

A truly compostable plastic is something scientists all over the world have been striving towards for years. There have been many variations on the theme but none that seemed to totally solve our plastic pollution problem. Now a team from the University of Konstanz in Germany reckon they've come pretty close.

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Regarding its properties and structure, the novel polyester resembles high density polyethylene (HDPE), but at the same time, it is recyclable and biodegradable. Copyright: Mecking lab

Strong and Biodegradable

A polyester plastic of great mechanical stability, which is also easily recyclable and even compostable: Stefan Mecking, chemist at the University of Konstanz, and his research group present a new material.

uni'kon: Kunststoffe neu gedacht: vom Rohstoff bis zum Recycling

Stefan Mecking, Professor für Chemische Materialwissenschaft, entwickelt und erforscht mit seiner Arbeitsgruppe am Fachbereich Chemie der Universität Konstanz katalytische Verfahren, die auf mehreren Ebenen die Umweltvertäglichkeit von Kunststoffen steigern.

Algae as Microscopic Biorefineries

Chemist from the University of Konstanz succeeds in taking a key step towards the production of sustainable chemicals in living microfactories.

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