MIT scientists create a super plastic that’s 2 times stronger than steel | Curio

MIT scientists create a super plastic that’s 2 times stronger than steel

5 mins | Feb 16, 2022

Is the material's future guilt-free? If we continue our current quality of life, the need for plastic is likely never to go away. They take very little energy to produce and are so heavily involved in almost all aspects of our daily lives — from the lids of our to-go cups to aeroplanes — that a plastic boycott would be nearly impossible. However, with our oceans now filled with one-time use products, it's clear we've mishandled them. This is why, as Mark Wilson explains, 2DPA-1 — a new form of plastic invented by MIT — is so valuable on our mission to reduce waste and preserve our planet for generations to come.

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