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Old 03-31-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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ANAHEIM, March 31, 2011 In a scientific advance literally plucked from the waste heap, scientists today described a key step toward using the billions of pounds of waste chicken feathers produced each year to make one of the more important kinds of plastic. They described the new method at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, being held here this week.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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This would be great!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I wrote them saying we could import feathers from other countries and we could make all the plastic we needed.

I just got a reply from Mr Bernstein, who said simply, "Excellent!"

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Old 04-11-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I wrote them saying we could import feathers from other countries and we could make all the plastic we needed.

I just got a reply from Mr Bernstein, who said simply, "Excellent!"
Why bother to import them, and then re-export them to countries where we would outsource the processing. Just import the plastic from the country that already has the feathers, the processing capability, and the cheap labor.

Why transport a whole shipload of feathers, to make a ton of plastic?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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I did pass that on.
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