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    Jessica Colarossi

    Jessica Colarossi is a science writer for The Brink. She graduated with a BS in journalism from Emerson College in 2016, with focuses on environmental studies and publishing. While a student, she interned at ThinkProgress in Washington, D.C., where she wrote over 30 stories, most of them relating to climate change, coral reefs, and women’s health. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Can Robots Revolutionize the Recycling Industry?

  1. When most types of plastics are shredded, melted down and processed during mechanical recycling, they degrade in quality. “Plastic is a big long molecule and if it gets chopped up in smaller pieces, or oxidized and chemically changed, then the properties won’t be the same,” says Dr Gillies. Typically plastic can only be recycled mechanically a few times before it is too degraded to be used. 

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