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Cleantech Open Northeast Innovation Spotlight: Plastic Waste Reduction

Posted by Annie Patyk and Kasrah Eslami on

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Plastic is a manmade miracle–a manipulation of nature that has fueled rapid industrial development and an improved quality of life worldwide. Created from the same building blocks that form crude oil, plastic polymers are synthetically rearranged in a way that produces magical properties. The material we are left with is lightweight, durable, flexible, can take and hold any shape, and is easy and cheap to produce. Because of this, humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tons of it since the early 1950’s–the comparative...

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