Recycling plastic could become more efficient

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stacks of plastic bottles
In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, photo, recycled plastic bottles wait to be processed at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company in Reidsville, N.C. Chuck Burton/AP Photo

Recycling rates in the U.S. have fallen to a new low. According to Greenpeace USA, about 5 percent of plastic waste was recycled in 2021. A Wisconsin professor reveals a new recycling technique that’s turning low-value waste plastic into high-value products.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • George Huber Guest

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