DailyDirt: There's A Great Future In Plastics

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Plastics are incredibly useful materials. Unfortunately, being extremely durable also means plastics are annoyingly persistent in the environment as pollution. Less than 10% of plastic gets recycled, so the rest either ends up in landfills — or floats into waterways to the ocean. We’ll probably figure out some way to make use of landfill materials someday, but it’ll be much harder to clean up the oceans if we continue at the rate we’re going.

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JoeCool (profile) says:

Every so often, there’s some optimistic kid who thinks there’s a tech solution for cleaning up the ocean’s garbage. However, it’s probably better to tackle the root causes and stop polluting — rather than trying to track down literally billions of pounds of plastic floating all over the ocean.


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