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Teenager's Science Fair Project May Deliver Us From Plastic

Hi all

This year has been rather busy for me, so i haven't posted much. Of course, there's nothing to stop you posting, is there? ;)

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2008/05/teenagers-science-fair-project-may-deliver-us-plastic

This is interesting, although still early days and doesn't solve the problem of oil and petroleum based plastics running out. Perhaps the attitude of the 1950s consume-culture works; people will find a way to fix everything in the long run?

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I note this quote from the article in the next post.

“Except for the small amount that’s been incinerated—and it’s a very small amount—every bit of plastic ever made still exists,” Moore says, describing how the material’s molecular structure resists biodegradation. Instead, plastic crumbles into ever-tinier fragments as it’s exposed to sunlight and the elements. And none of these untold gazillions of fragments is disappearing anytime soon: Even when plastic is broken down to a single molecule, it remains too tough for biodegradation."