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Frontiers in Science: Breaking the cycle of plastic pollution

Los Alamos National Lab
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The plastic we use today in staggering amounts takes more than 400 years to degrade, but imagine if it could be replaced with a sustainable, environmentally friendly version?

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biochemist Taraka Dale believes it’s possible – and soon. Dale will explore how the Lab and its partners are using R&D 100 award-winning smart microbial cell technology to upcycle today’s plastic trash and design degradable plastics for the future.

This groundbreaking work is part of the Department of Energy’s new Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment, aka the BOTTLE program.



  1. Really fastinating stuff and a noble mission! As for the video, I really like the conversational/interview style of this content (as opposed to a powerpoint), but the background music could be a touch lower. It's distracting.

  2. So, let me get this right. Instead of building more Nuclear Power Plants (you know, to power all the electric cars) and be energy dependent.
    We keep buying oil from the countries that are a National Security threat?

  3. Climate science is a key component of national security? LMAO yeah ok tell our enemies that

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