Plastic, far from being an environmental villain, as it has been portrayed, is proving itself to be highly recyclable, into products people actually want to buy. This should come as no surprise, since regrinding of plastic molding waste, for all applications except those that require clarity, is standard procedure. And, while paper is more biodegradable than plastic, this, too is a false issue, since in the low oxygen environment of landfills, neither paper nor plastic break down all that much. Another fad shattered?
Recycling surely has its place, and its role is growing, but it is not the holy grail. And, neither is technology the enemy, for without it, there would [be] scant time for environmental reason, or environmental reverie, for that matter.
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