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Bezos Bomb

by M.G. Siegler

 

Road Makers Turn to Recycled Plastic for Tougher Surfaces

www.economist.com

The Economist:

Of all the plastic produced since the 1950s, less than 10% has been recycled. The vast majority ends up being dumped, most of it in landfill. Some is left to litter the natural environment, where it can get into rivers and wash out into the sea (see article). The plastic-waste problem will worsen before it gets better: some 380m tonnes of the stuff are likely to be made this year. That is more than three times as much as the 120m tonnes of bitumen produced annually, most of which goes into building the world’s roads.

Fascinating idea. That first stat is eye-popping.

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