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Miracle Insulating Gel Created From Recycled Plastic Bottles

A research team in Singapore announced in November that they have created a multipurpose ultralight gel product from recycled plastic bottles.

The material is lighter, more flame retardant, and cheaper to produce than current insulating materials. It's range of uses is seemingly endless, from sound insulation to cleaning up oil spills.

As Asian countries have struggled to combat mounting piles of plastic waste, the team says their goal was to find a mass-producible solution to the problem.