Scientists Sequester Carbon Dioxide to Create BPA-Free Plastic

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.