Scientists Turn ‘Trash to Treasure’ by Making Ultra-Strong Graphene From Coal, Plastic and Food Waste – Newsweek

Scientists have found a way of “turning trash to treasure” in less than a second thanks to a process that transforms carbon-based materials into graphene.

Taking place inside a custom-designed reactor, the environmentally-friendly new process produces one of the strongest materials known to humankind from materials such as coal, plastics and food waste, according to a team of researchers from Rice University in Texas.