AUSTIN (KXAN) — Plastic is filling up our landfills and has had a major impact on our environment. Because of this, researchers around the world have been looking for a way to eliminate plastic waste and one team, which includes researchers out of Texas A&M, may have found a solution.
Meteorologist Sean Kelly spoke with a member of the team about how they turned a sheet of bubble wrap into oil and a type of lubricant. Watch the full interview above.
What you need to know about turning plastic into oil:
Ali Erdemir: “We were able to convert some of the plastics, like bubble wrap… which is very common, into this kind of liquid oil…. The process is actually done in a reactor, which is heated up to 300 degrees Celsius, which is filled with hydrogen.”
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