Pumping Oil Out of Plastic

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Last year, scientists took a crack at calculating the total amount of plastics produced since about 1950. They came up with 8.3 billion metric tons (or more than 9 billion good-old American tons), about three-quarters of which has become waste.

The recycling startup [Recycling Technologies] has built a machine that vaporizes all types of plastics and petroleum-based products like carpeting through thermal cracking into a product it calls Plaxx.

See the full list of recycling innovators here.

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