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October 10, 2022 Cover

Volume 100, Issue 36

Chemical companies are fully backing this plastic waste recycling process. To prove their detractors wrong, they will need to make it work

Cover image:Chemical companies are fully backing this controversial plastic waste recycling process. To prove their detractors wrong, they will need to make it work.

Credit: BASF

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Quote of the Week

“If we take climate change seriously, we need to focus on technological approaches and on demand.”

Andy Reisinger, principal scientist for climate change, New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment

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Nobel Prize

Click and bioorthogonal chemistry win 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless receive prize for their work on reactions that quickly link molecules and the application of the reactions in living cells