Polycarbonate can be recycled using glycerol

A new chemical technique to recycle polycarbonate plastics using abundant and environmentally-friendly glycerol can recover up to 98% of the plastic’s monomer, bisphenol A (BPA), for reuse. Polycarbonate plastics are difficult to recycle mechanically due to the low quality of the recovered material, while many chemical recycling processes use harsh reagents or conditions.