Canadian Geographic interviewed Wang in BioCellection's lab in Menlo Park, California, where she and co-founder Jeanny Yao are working hard to scale up both their company and their technology. A textile manufacturer or clothing brand currently orders its fabric from a mill that uses virgin plastics, pellets and resins produced by a petrochemical company. CHEMICAL RECYCLING ROMANCE: DEBATING ALTERNATE VISIONS Right now, when household plastic waste gets tossed into a recycling bin, it's usually brought to a municipal recycling facility for mechanical recycling. Companies in the growing area of chemical recycling, including BioCellection, believe the way to make virgin- quality plastics from waste is to alter it on a structural level through chemistry. [Extracted from the article]
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