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Listing the potentials in recycling of all types of plastics
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6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Recycling of Plastics | Scoop.it
They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile.
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ask questions; genuine (how did you pull it off?); vulnerability

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13 energy data startups to watch in 2013

13 energy data startups to watch in 2013 | Recycling of Plastics | Scoop.it
Data analytics took the energy sector by storm in 2012, and a bunch of companies launched, raised funding and grew their businesses last year. Here’s 13 energy data startups you should watch in 2013.

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Our 'Toxic' Love-Hate Relationship With Plastics : NPR

Our 'Toxic' Love-Hate Relationship With Plastics : NPR | Recycling of Plastics | Scoop.it
Science writer Susan Freinkel chronicles the rise of plastic in consumer culture — and its effects on the environment and our health — in Plastic: A Toxic Love Story.
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The author uses 8 every-day objects and traces their history, evolution, and travel to plastic factories in Texas and China, where resin is molded into thousands of new products. She acknowledges the paradoxes of the plastic industry - while it certainly boosted the economy, there are many health and environmental hazards. Ultimately, the most powerful message she delivers is that the society's consumption habits should shift away from one-time "throw-away" mentality that has developed since post-WWII. 

 

After reading this book, you'll think twice about plastics next time you pick up any object.

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Bill Gates: We need crazy energy entrepreneurs

Bill Gates: We need crazy energy entrepreneurs | Recycling of Plastics | Scoop.it
We need “energy miracles,” in at least five areas, and in each of these areas “we need at least two hundred crazy people who think their idea alone can solve this,” said Bill Gates at the Wall Street Journal’s Eco:nomics conference on Thursday night.
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Favorite quotes: (1) It's not going to be as easy as the IT revolution. (2) Cheap energy is like a vaccine. 

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Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic | Video on TED.com

Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds.
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Not all plastics can be reycled - yet. Hopefully this new technology can bring about a change in the system. 

....but what about all the leftover by-products from oil production?  If they're not being used to make plastics after reycling of plastics has proliferated...what do we do with the wasteproducts? 

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