Akinori Ito Has Invented a Machine that Converts Plastic Back into Crude Oil
Because plastic is a worldwide nuisance from the Pacific garbage patch to landfills around the globe, Akinori Ito's machine offers a ray of hope that this troublesome material which takes decades to break down naturally can become part of the solution to its own problems.
Implications - With the fact that Americans use an astonishing 380 million plastic bags per year, it's no wonder that people are trying to find alternative solutions to recycling these pesky products. Reducing plastic bag use could greatly improve the environment and decrease the amount of plastic being put into landfills.Stats for Plastic Bag Fuel Trending: Older & Chilly
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