The Wall Street Journal quoted Paschalis Alexandridis, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, in a story about how a new Department of Energy report says the U.S. recycles only 5% of its plastic waste.
Phys.org reported on research led by Paschalis Alexandridis, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, on GenX, chemicals which the EPA recently deemed more toxic than the ‘forever chemicals’ they were developed to replace.
Bioplastic News mentioned that a UB project led by Paschalis Alexandridis received a $555,000 grant to improve recycling of plastic packaging. The effort addresses one of the biggest streams of plastic waste, and it could help ease the plastic pollution crisis that’s threatening drinking water, wildlife, food supplies and more.
Forbes reports that UB researchers are developing a robotic system that relies on machine learning and other technologies to autonomously sort plastics, as well as environmentally responsible solvents that breakdown plastics to make them easier to reuse.