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LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Polymer Science Tries To Make It Easy To Be Green

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Science  16 Mar 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6074, pp. 1382-1385
DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6074.1382


The modern world can't function without plastics, but the planet's environment may not be able to function with them. Can a new generation of polymer chemists rehabilitate these ubiquitous but environmentally troubling materials?