CD recycling research

CD recycling research

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Credit: IBM RESEARCH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: CD recycling research. CD being cut into smaller pieces and placed in a vial as part of a recycling process being developed by IBM Research. CDs (compact discs) are made from a type of plastic known as polycarbonate that is difficult to safely recycle. The process developed here uses a fluoride reactant and heat to convert the CDs into a plastic powder. Photographed in April 2016, at the Almaden laboratory in San Jose, California, USA.

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