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Inventor Turns Plastic Trash Into Liquid Gold

Date:
July 15, 2012
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A Filipino inventor has found a way to turn plastic waste into fuel for vehicles. Jayme Navarro is not claiming to have invented the process but he says, in the Philippines where landfills are the size of hills, it's a practical solution to a major problem.


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