Asset 2.0, 2024, Vol 2

Plastics Recycling: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know.

Plastic, as we know it today, was invented in the early 1900s. Belgian chemist and savvy marketeer Leo Baekeland pioneered the first truly synthetic plastic in 1907. He beat his Scottish rival, James Swinburne, to the patent office by one day. His invention, which he would christen Bakelite, combined two chemicals, formaldehyde and phenol, under heat and pressure. Since then, the 20th and 21st centuries have been rightly called the “Plastics Age,” as its influence and ‘everywhereness’ touch every aspect of our lives. Read More >

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  • President’s Letter
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