Solving the waste problem: Materials that self-destruct if they’re not “fed”

Wouldn’t it be great if things you don’t longer use, would disappear and decompose automatically? Nature does not produce garbage dumps. Instead, biological cells are constantly synthesizing new molecules from recycled ones. Now researchers are mimicking this natural process and developing materials that dispose of themselves when they are no longer needed.

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Solving the waste problem: Materials that self-destruct if they’re not “fed”

Wouldn’t it be great if things you don’t longer use, would disappear and decompose automatically? Nature does not produce garbage dumps. Instead, biological cells are constantly synthesizing new molecules from recycled ones. Now researchers are mimicking this natural process and developing materials that dispose of themselves when they are no longer needed.

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