September 24, 2018 Cover
Volume 96, Issue 38
The plastics crisis has some asking if we should burn more plastic waste and at least get energy out of it
Cover image:Recycled plastic bottle light.
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Consumer Product Safety Commission seeks National Academies’ advice on regulating chemicals as a class
Often overlooked, this lightweight, wispy material is big business
Reconfigurable machine quickly finds optimal reaction conditions for a variety of reactions