Have you ever *recycled* a T-shirt? You might be able to soon. Lots of clothing is made from cotton and polyester interwoven so closely that it’s impossible to separate them without destroying the cotton. In this episode, George tests a newly discovered technique that could solve that problem, potentially changing the way we use and get rid of our clothes.
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Brianne Raccor, Ph.D.
Jiwoong Lee, Ph.D.
Yang Yang, Ph.D.
Michelle Boucher, Ph.D.
Executive in Charge for PBS: Maribel Lopez
Director of Programming for PBS: Gabrielle Ewing
Assistant Director of Programming for PBS: John Campbell
This video displays proprietary technology developed by University of Copenhagen. Patent pending. The technology is undergoing development and is not yet commercially available.
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