Chemists have created a new kind of plastic. It seems you can recycle it endlessly!

All types of plastic are made of polymers, large molecules, which, in turn, are formed from more

small monomers. The traditional method of processing such materials involves the use of chemicals that stick to the monomers and cannot be removed after processing is complete.

This leads to a deterioration in the quality of recycled plastic - products from it are less durable and their service life is shorter.

New material created by researchersreceived the name polydiketoamin (PDK). Its processing almost does not differ from traditional methods, with one exception - to rid it of chemicals adhered to monomers, only a small amount of acid is needed.

Most types of plastics were not created forto be recycled in the future. But we have created a new method for the production of material that takes into account processing from a molecular point of view and makes it possible to use it almost infinitely.

Peter Christensen, lead author

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Natural Resources in the near future plans to develop a bill banning the use and sale of disposable plastic tableware in the country.