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June 2021

Berkeley Lab scientists Brett Helms (left) and Corinne Scown hold samples of PDK plastic, a unique new material that can be recycled indefinitely – a vast improvement over traditional plastics, of which less than 10% is recycled at all. Only a small fraction of that fraction is recycled more than once before the material is dumped. (Credit: Thor Swift/Berkeley Lab)

The Story Behind Our Infinitely Recyclable Plastic

A multidisciplinary Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to develop a game-changing plastic that, unlike traditional plastics, can be recycled indefinitely and is not made from petroleum. Their latest milestone was the release of an analysis showing the feasibility and potential outcomes of launching the unique material, called poly(diketoenamine) or PDK, into the market at an industrial scale.

Cyclotron Road Cohort 2021

Cyclotron Road Announces Cohort 2021

This month 11 scientists and engineers (pictured) will join the prestigious two-year fellowship program at Cyclotron Road based at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley.

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