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linknotzelda
Waste-free, infinitely recyclable plastic

Link: https://natsci.source.colostate.edu/infinitely-recyclable-polymer-shows-...

 

When eco-bags and BYOB (bring your own bags) initiative first started about 10 years ago, I didn't think it'd catch on because using plastic bags was just convenient and people tend to choose what's convenient regardless of how much it harms the environment. Now that it may be possible for us to go back to using plastic bags with this new polymer, I wonder if BYOB will still be a thing 10 years from now.

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SilentMan

I don't think the main problem is if something is bio-degradable or not, but the amount of waste we are creating with all these bags. I've read somewhere that a single re-use of a bag will reduce the number of bags in waste by 50%. That's a lot.  So I think BYOB will always be the best solution.

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linknotzelda

Is BYOB also a thing where you live? I went to Australia and was surprised that it's a thing there too. You have to pay extra if you want to use plastic bags for groceries.

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MarkSo123

I agree with BYOB but recyclable plastic is also a legit as far as I'm concerned. This is especially useful for companies who rely on plastics to wrap their products with,  having recyclable plastic can be beneficial for all 

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JaredDuffy409

This is still very good progress all things considered. I really hope that all countries should enforce BYOB, but this in of itself is awesome;

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