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:A power cord where the cord is made of plastic things.
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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