Scientists just made a huge breakthrough in reducing plastic waste

We may have just figured out a way to make plastic part of an energy future.

By Jordan Golson

The promise of recyclable plastic hasn’t panned out — leaving much of it in landfills. Pramote Polyamate/Moment/Getty Images

Dionisios G. Vlachos has plastic on the mind.

The stuff fills up landfills, but finding a second life for it seems like a fool’s errand.

Vlachos compares it to building a house: “It’s difficult to build a house and it’s easy to smash it apart,” he tells Inverse.

This is the reverse. Plastic is very easy to make and difficult to break apart.”

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