Hundreds of recycled plastic water bottles are piled up inside the Recology recycling facility on March 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Recycled and Irradiated Plastic Makes Concrete Stronger and More Eco-Friendly

MIT undergraduates have developed a process for strengthening concrete — a notoriously carbon-intensive material — by using discarded plastic bottles.

Published On 11/06/2017
8:33 PM EST