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Wes Annac – Exciting Innovation: Paper From Plastic – 8 March 2015

wesannac2The Alternative Daily, March 7, 2015

We all know by now that plastic water bottles are a scourge on the environment. According to statistics compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), only about 13 percent of water bottles in the US are recycled. This leaves millions of tons every year being put into landfills.

So, along with not making new bottles, what can we do with the old ones that would benefit the environment, instead of further harming it? Why not turn them into paper!? That’s right, a team of young inventors in Mexico have successfully produced mineral paper out of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Continue reading