“Plastic is Too Valuable to Throw Away” – by Rebecca Mayer

Last week, we highlighted the imminent flight of an Australian pilot who plans to fly half-way across the world using plastic as fuel.  Increasingly, scientists are looking at ways to convert existing plastic into new products or fuel.  See this New York Times article.

Also check out this lovely video about increasing the life-span of existing plastic products.  Smart plastic, we like to call it!

Since plastic will continue to exist (for thousands of years), why not continue to think creatively about how to harness its potential?

Plastic demands 8% of the world’s petroleum each year; maybe we can steadily reduce that demand by using what had already been made.



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Bag It is a documentary film following the world wide use of plastic bags, plastic's impact on the environment and human health.
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