HuffPost – If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
New York Times – Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating.
New York Times – Decades ago, synthetic polymers became popular because they were cheap and durable. Now, scientists are creating material that self-destructs or breaks down for reuse on command.
Science – Researchers report that they have designed new plastics that break down upon exposure to light.