November 8, 2012

Stop Demonizing Plastic

Enrico Uva, Science 2.0

AP Photo

There’s irony in having small bits of floatable plastic debris in the Pacific, even if the trash, although worrisome,  doesn’t look like anything most of the public imagines.   Millions of years ago, many of the hydrogen and carbon atoms within these man-made polymers were part of marine life. Death, deposition and pressure simplified the organic molecules of the dead.

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