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Old 02-15-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Almost 40 years ago, American scientists took their first steps in a quest to break the world's dependence on plastics.

But in those four decades, plastic products have become so cheap and durable that not even the forces of nature seem able to stop them. A soupy expanse of plastic waste too tough for bacteria to break down now covers an estimated 1 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

ABC News: Could 'Liquid Wood' Replace Plastic?
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That article reminded me of an article talking about microbes that can degrade styrofoam.

I sent it to the mayor's office but I never hear back from them when I write -- Ever.
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