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Inventor Turns Plastic Trash Into Liquid Gold

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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AP (Feb. 12, 2015) — In a sunrise surveillance, authorities aim to curtail cardboard theft in California. The practice surges as cardboard prices rise, which depletes trash company revenues and could eventually drive up trash collection rates. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP
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Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

France 24 (Apr. 11, 2013) — Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment, the government launched a radical policy to ban all non-biodegradable plastic from the country.
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