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Scientists Sequester Carbon Dioxide to Create BPA-Free Plastic

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: environmentalhealthnews.org and greenbiz
Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have developed a way to capture CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to make chemicals that can be turned into BPA-free plastic. The new materials may be comprised of as much as 40 percent CO2.

Taking a cue from natural photosynthesis, researchers use organic chemicals, called ionic liquids to pull CO2 from the air and use it. BPA-free plastic is just one way that the CO2 may be sequestered in new materials.