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Taiwan Turns Plastic Junk Into Wearable Goods

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March 1, 2013
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Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process that will transform the junk into usable goods.


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