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What Happens to All That Plastic?

by | 1.31.2012 at 12:14pm | 22 Comments
Photo credit: Ars Electronica

Today Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and 7.7 percent is combusted in waste-to-energy facilities. What happens to all the rest of it?