Developing strategies for polymer redesign and recycling using reaction pathway analysi

Conference Dates

December 11-15, 2022


The current lack of sustainability of and the limited portfolio of recycling processes for synthetic polymers have posed serious threats to the environment. Approximately 90% of plastics are produced via fossil fuels, and over 150 million tonnes of plastics have been discarded in the ocean. Annual production of plastics is expected to reach over 1 billion tons in 2050, but the current manufacturing, consumption, and disposal schemes of fossil-based polymers follow an unsustainable framework. Using reaction pathway analysis, we are pursuing a portfolio of strategies for redesign and recycling of polymers for sustainability.

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