A Day in the Half-Life Podcast: Reimagining Plastics

March 10, 2023


Why isn't more plastic actually recyclable? Why don’t compostable forks actually compost? And when are we going to solve our waste problems? A recent episode of A Day in the Half-Life, a podcast about science from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), explores these and other questions related to plastics and recycling. 

There are reasons for optimism. Three Berkeley Lab scientists including Corinne Scown, a scientist in Lab's Energy Technologies Area, discuss their work in creating plastics that can be infinitely recycled or composted. Scown joins Berkeley Lab colleagues Brett Helms and Ting Xu in a conversation with host Aliyah Kovner.

Listen to the podcast episode.