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How Advanced Recycling Can Recover More Plastic for Recycling

Advanced recycling takes plastic waste beyond traditional, mechanical recycling methods to enable recycling of a wider variety of discarded plastic products. Learn about advanced recycling technologies, how they differ from traditional recycling, and more.

Learning about Microplastics: Frequently Asked Questions

Microplastics are small plastic particles that result from both commercial product development and the breakdown of larger plastics.

Types of Plastic Food Packaging and Safety: A Close-Up Look

You don’t have to be a scientist to understand the many ways plastics are useful.

Dig Into the Chemistry Behind Gardening

During National Garden Month, learn how chemistry plays a role in cultivating those beautiful flowers, tasty vegetables and succulent herbs in your own backyard. Read on for examples of how the products of chemistry help our gardens thrive.

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging

Heating up last night’s leftovers in a plastic container? It’s easy to check to see whether a plastic container or wrap is safe to use in the microwave.

Celebrating Science and Chemistry During Women’s History Month

March marks Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have broken barriers and paved the way in various fields.

The Crucial Role of Disinfectant Use in Public Spaces

In the ongoing battle against infectious diseases, the use of disinfectants in public spaces has become an indispensable tool in helping to safeguarding the health and well-being of communities.

The Science of Candy: Sugar Chemistry

This Valentines Day, learn about the chemistry behind those sweet treats you’re giving your Valentine. Have you ever wondered how candy is made?

Celebrating Black History Month: Three Notable Black Chemists

Black scientists have pioneered discoveries that changed our world, even in the face of educational and social challenges. During Black History Month, we celebrate three such trailblazers:

How Chemistry Helps You Enjoy Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is upon us. Let’s look at some of the ways chemistry helps us enjoy the many activities of the season.

Cooking with Silicones

Known for their superior flexibility, heat resistance, non-stick properties and safety for human health, silicones are a reliable and convenient partner in the kitchen.

The Chemistry of a Healthy Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we express gratitude and share a traditional meal with family and friends. And whether you’re cooking a feast for two or 20, you can be thankful for the role that chemistry plays when preparing the turkey, side dishes, and pies.

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