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Can seawater break down plastics?

University of Queensland researchers are developing a plastic that breaks down in seawater to help turn the tide on marine waste. Dr Duirui Qiao from UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is refining new polymerisation techniques for an affordable and biodegradable plastic to replace existing products. “Our oceans are being clogged by long-lasting plastic containers, …

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